One of Utah's top juniors, Herriman High School tackle Andre James already claims five scholarship offers, four of which have come from Pac 12 schools. His recruitment caught some early momentum, and the 6-foot-5 tackle isn't exactly letting the buzz wash over him.
Instead, he's attacking it. Schools didn't take much time when it came to evaluating him, and he is returning the favor. James has long since started taking visits. He's going to great lengths to form early opinions of his own.
"I just took unofficial visits to Oregon and UCLA," James said. "I liked them both. I really like UCLA's campus. I like both of the coaching staffs. Oregon has really nice facilities. But with UCLA you have a really nice campus. So it's nice facilities versus a nice campus."
James says his next visit will be to Washington and that it will come sometime in the near future. No date has been set as of yet, but his timetable, much like his approach to the recruiting process, will be aggressive.
This decision, regardless of when it's announced, will be an informed one. As for current favorites, however, they're a work in progress.
"No leaders yet," James said. "I'm still going to take some unofficials and stuff before I even think of narrowing things down."
Predicting the future isn't something James is particularly interested in attempting. He plays along when he's asked to guess his next offer, though. In his mind, the answer to that one is obvious. He has a confidence about him on the matter.
"Oregon told me an offer should be right around the corner," James said. "I'm thinking, like, two or three weeks."
The 275-pound James says he intends to spend his offseason touring college campuses and participating in national-level camps. His travel schedule is still being finalized.