He rushed for 2,400 yards and 54 touchdowns as a junior. So what has he done for an encore this season?
So far Kenny James, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back from Dos Palos, Calif., has rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns in just six games as a senior.
He has earned scholarship offers from Washington State, Arizona and Fresno State. He also has an official visit lined up to Washington for Dec. 14, but the Huskies have yet to offer.
“The coach said that they still wanted to see some more film of me before offering,” James said of the Huskies. “The coach said they knew they wanted to bring me in for an official visit from last year’s tape but they haven’t had a chance to see this year’s tape yet.”
James says he’s willing to wait on the Huskies, but that doesn’t necessarily means he’s headed to UW for his college ball if they offer.
“I really like Washington State’s offense and I like how Arizona is spreading the ball around,” James said. “I’m really just listening to coaches right now and trying to figure out how everyone compares.”
James is a three-year varsity starter. Dos Palos, 5-1 on the season, is ranked No. 2 in the state among small schools.