While it is becoming redundant reading about the plethora of running backs that the state of California has for the class of 2010, there will be something else that will ring with redundancy and that is hearing or reading that Jordon James (5-10, 190, 4.46) from Corona, Calif., will be mentioned at or near top of this very talented class.
How good is James?
The talented running back was a second-team all-league performer even though, he only played in one and a half league games.
To give you an indication of what kind of statement that is, James plays in the same league with State Champ Corona (Calif.) Centennial, Norco and other top-flight programs in the Inland Empire.
James ended up rushing for 225 yards against Centennial and 117 yards in the first-half against always tough Norco before he broke his arm and thus ending his season.
For his junior season, James rushed for 1,135 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in only four and half games. He also caught six passes for 88 receiving yards and one touchdown through the air.
James has offers on the table from Arizona, Cal Oregon, Stanford, Washington, Colorado, Duke, and Tennessee.
"Jordon is quite open at this time," Corona coach John Brandom said. "By the time May rolls around I'm convinced he will have at least three dozen offers."
"Jordon has everything you could want in a running back," Brandom said. "He's fast, strong, cuts on a dime, runs with power and can score every time he touches the ball."
"Jordon is the complete package as a running back," Brandom said. "He's explosive, he can accelerate and has great vision."
"I can't think of one negative thing about Jordon," Brandom said. "He has outstanding character and he's a great student, too, who carries a 3.6 GPA. He's a five-star if there ever was one."
"James is planning on going to one of UCLA's junior days and that's the only one planned," Brandom said. "He will probably take in a few one-day camps once all of his offers get sorted out in May. He definitely will get more."
In the weight room James has a current bench of 350, squats 500, power cleans 285 and has a recorded 39-inch vertical jump.
As a sophomore, James was a first-team all-state underclass selection.