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Four-star names fourth visit

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Four-star running back, Jordon James (5-10, 190, 4.37) from Corona, Calif., is definitely amongst the best running backs in the nation. Few have his burst and nose for the end zone. He has selected four visits and there are two more schools battling it out for his final official visit. Rivals.com recently caught with the talented running back.
"Everything is going great," James said. "I just returned from Florida from the Gridiron Kings and I just set up a visit with Washington, my forth visit, since Florida received a committal from another running back.
"I will be visiting Washington on the fifth of September," James said. "I'll be going to Washington when they play LSU.
"When I had Florida as a visit, I was kind of leaning towards Washington as my fifth visit," James said. "Since Florida dropped out, Washington was my first pick for my fourth visit.
"As soon as I arrived back from Florida," James said. "I called Coach Demetrice Martin and I set up the visit for the fifth."
With four visits set, the talented running back honing in on his fifth trip, but there is a good battle going on between two schools for his final allotted official visit.
"I'm still trying to decide between California and Tennessee," James said. "I'm not going decide between the two until the season starts, but I'm not sure what is going to determine what school I choose for my final visit. I'm kind of going back and forth between Cal and Tennessee."
What does James like about his top four schools?
"With Washington it doesn't matter to me that they had a bad season last year," James said. "They picked up some good people in their last recruiting class and I like how Washington is going after the best players.
"Notre Dame has a great football tradition and great academics," James said. "I saw at their schedule for the next two years and they are going to be on NBC national TV, and I like that.
"I went to Arizona in November of last year with my dad and coach," James said. "We saw them play Arizona State and the game was so exciting. The crowd was going crazy over that big rivalry. It was exciting and that's what I liked about it and plus, I'm really comfortable with the staff there.
"I'm in good contact with the coaching staff at UCLA," James said. "I'm really comfortable with the coaching staff.
"UCLA is getting a lot of good recruits this 2010 class," James said. "When I went down to their games, it was nice.
"Coach Rick Neuheisel about two months ago, showed my family and I around the school," James said. "It was a beautiful campus.
"UCLA also has great academics and it is in a great neighborhood to go to school in," James said. "UCLA has a nice campus overall.
Though there is a good chance that James will have taken all five of his official visits and know what school that he will attend, he's going to wait until to make his announcement what school he'll attend until he can do so at the Under Armor Game in January.
As a junior, James rushed for 1,135 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in only four and half games. He was leading the state in rushing until he missed the rest of the season when he broke his arm. He also caught six passes for 88 receiving yards and one touchdown through the air.
Whoever lands James will be getting a player who earned a spot on the Rivals.com Rivals250 team for the class of 2010. Rivals.com also ranks James as the nation's No. 7 running back prospect.
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