COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Celina (Texas) tight end Adam James has the talent in the family and took his ability to the Fox Sports Net Southwest 7-on-7 state tournament this weekend.
His father, Craig James, an NFL rookie of the year and legend at SMU, accompanies his son to such events and this was no different. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Bobcat tight end prospect has been taking his father's advice and his own thoughts toward his recruitment process.
"I'm having fun with it," James said. "Texas A&M, Baylor, Iowa, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and SMU are some schools that have been contacting me. I'm just looking for what fits me the best not only as a player, but as a student."
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His father, who went through the process before, has decided to keep out of it for the most part to let his son make the best decision possible.
"He's real level headed," James said about his son. "It's interesting for me to go through the process on the other now and being the parent. We are basically as a family looking for a match both athletically and academically."
"At the same time, I'm just sitting back and letting him work the process."
James is also a baseball star for Celina and participated in several activities this summer for that sport. However, his father says it's a trade off when you play baseball and football in high school.
"This summer he chose to showcase his baseball skills so this 7-on-7 tournament was really the only thing football-wise he had done for the summer," James said. "You have to kind of choose on that front and go with what you want to pursue."
Regardless, the 7-on-7 tournament was something the James' family feels very lucky to have been a part of this year.
"It's great for Adam because he goes against a faster group of players in defensive backs out there where usually he's up against safeties and linebackers," James said. "It also shows what kind of school we're looking at for him, where he can be split out wide like a receiver."
"It's been a lot of fun participating in events like this and I think it will help Adam in the long run."