Four-star prospect Jordon James (5-10, 190, 4.4) from Corona, Calif., went into the fall considered one of the best running backs in the Golden State, if not the best. Even though he miss a couple of games due to injury, he is still having an outstanding senior season.
James has rushed for 708 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 7.6 yards per carry. He is also a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield with eight receptions for 110 yards and two receiving touchdowns while averaging 22.1 yards per catch. This production was done in a mere four games against some the state's toughest competition.
Some new developments are on the recruiting trail for James.
"My family and I decided to move up my decision time to next month," James said. "I took Washington out and my choice will be out of Arizona, Cal, UCLA and Notre Dame.
"I just got back from a trip to Notre Dame last week," James said. "It was nice. Notre Dame has a beautiful campus and the game was exciting. It has a great atmosphere.
"I liked the whole history of the school and I'm very comfortable with the coaches at Notre Dame," James said. "Ethan Johnson was my host. He likes it up there at Notre Dame. He told me the hardest part adjusting to living out there, but he really likes it there.
"Before Notre Dame, on October 2nd, I went to Cal," James said. "Cal was nice, too.
"The game (Cal/USC) itself wasn't that good, because it wasn't that close," James said. "I got a campus tour around the school and I really like Cal's campus.
"I'm going to Arizona on November 7th and UCLA will be later in November," James said. "I'm really comfortable with the coaches at Arizona. They (Arizona) were the first school to contact me and when I went up there last November with my coach, I really enjoyed that trip over there.
"I'm really comfortable UCLA's coaches, too," James said. "I feel comfortable at UCLA, just like I feel comfortable at Cal and Notre Dame."
Is the UCLA losing streak affecting James at all?
"No, they are struggling right now, like my team," James said. "Teams go through that, but you just have to keep working hard and try to get through it."
If James and his Corona teammates are going to make a run for the playoffs it starts this Friday Evening when they take on a talented 5-2 Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt team.
James earned a spot on the Rivals.com Rivals100 team for the class of 2010 and is ranked as the nation's No. 91 prospect at any position. He was also selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 landing as the Golden State's No. 14 prospect at any position.