Rockdale, Texas linebacker James David has quickly established himself as one of the top 2014 linebackers in the state of Texas.
In his first season as a starter he earned first-team all-district honors after recording 64 tackles playing alongside his brother Derek David. Then as a sophomore in 2011, he stepped up his game recording 118 tackles and once again taking home first-team all-district honors.
It did not take long for college coaches to come calling. Not only has David been highly productive, but at 6-3, 220 pounds, he has the size college coaches covet and has shown the instincts to go with it.
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The Oklahoma Sooners were the first to offer David. Recently David added two more BCS schools to his offer list with Baylor and Washington both extending scholarship offers.
Much like he is on the field, David has been busy on the recruiting front. In late July the standout linebacker took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma. More recently he headed east into SEC country to check out the Alabama Crimson Tide as they hosted the Ole Miss Rebels.
"It was unbelievable," David said. "I like how it looks up there. It's like a small town when you go into the university and I just liked it so much. I got to the linebacker coach a little bit and then after the game I got to shake Nick Saban's hand and all of that."
Last week, he stayed in Texas to check out another program.
"Last Saturday I went to the Texas and West Virginia game. It was pretty amazing too," David said. "I didn't get a chance to talk to the coaches or anything but it was alright."
This week he plans to take an unofficial to Baylor as the Bears host the TCU Horned Frogs, and then there is one more trip he hopes to make.
"I was trying to go to the Texas A&M and LSU game but I don't know if I'm going to go to that," David said.
David also has an interest in Florida State and LSU, and continues to see the attention pour in from college coaches.