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SoCalDomer
04-03-2009, 01:04 PM
Running Back
Corona (CA) Corona

Ht: 5-10
Wt: 190
Forty: 4.49
100m: 10.6
Bench: 340
Squat: 450
Vertical: 39
GPA: 3.2
TEST: 850

RANK:
RIVALS: :s::s::s::s:, #7, 5.9 Rating
SCOUT: :s::s::s::s:, #13 RB
ESPN: :s::s::s::s:, #4 RB, Grade 83

OFFERS:
UCLA
CAL
Notre Dame
Washington

Arizona
Tennessee

VISITS: CAL (OV 10/3), Notre Dame (OV 10/17), Arizona (OV 11/ 7), UCLA (OV 11/21), UW (OV 9/5)

ND Recruiter: Polian

Decision: 11/12/09 UCLA

SoCalDomer
04-03-2009, 01:05 PM
Quoted in ESPN as having an offer. But other sources say he is hoping for an offer. Seems like the same situation with Dion Bailey, who ESPN quoted a few days ago as having an offer, but they are the only ones claiming such.

Either way, there seems like ND is showing some interest.

RB James hauling in big offers - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4038680&name=West_Recruiting)

Notes from Los Angeles UA combine - Insider - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=4030141)

NDinL.A.
04-06-2009, 10:29 AM
Per ESPN, he has ND in his top 7:

"Notre Dame offered me," James said. "To be honest, I don't know a lot about them but I'm very interested in them. Distance for me will play no role at all and I definitely want to check them out and learn more about the school.

"My list could change, but right now, my five visits would be to Arizona, Notre Dame, Florida, Stanford and if they offer, Oklahoma," James said. "I'll also take unofficial visits to UCLA and Cal since they're both in-state schools. That's my top seven right now.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
04-06-2009, 06:52 PM
Five games into the season, he was leading the state with over a thousand yards rushing. Yeah you read it right. One thousand yards in five games. He can come play for the Irish if he wants.

SoCalDomer
04-07-2009, 10:47 AM
officially offered this week.

jason_h537
05-03-2009, 11:48 PM
Rivals has him quoted as saying he plans on making his five officials Florida, Oklahoma, Stanford, Arizona, and Notre Dame. i always like our chances when they step on campus

NDinL.A.
05-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Nice article on him:

James Is Growing Fonder Of Notre Dame - (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=371&category_id=7&Itemid=83)

He sounds like a good kid who is very interested in ND. Has a great relationship with Polian. We should be there until the end with him...

jason_h537
05-11-2009, 02:32 PM
I lOVE BRIAN POLIAN!!! this guy can flat out recruit

GOLDENISTHYTATE
05-11-2009, 03:57 PM
This kid might be the best RB in the state, and seeing how stacked the state is at RB this year, that is saying a lot. A full year without an injury might be all it takes to push this kid further up the charts.

jason_h537
05-13-2009, 01:29 AM
"Coach Polian said that if I'm going to come out of California that I might as well go some place that's special and that's Notre Dame," James said. "That makes sense to me. I can pretty much go anywhere in the Pac 10 and stay close to home, but I have a few schools on the East Coast looking at me. If I leave the West Coast, I don't want to go to a lower school. I might as well go to a higher school with all the attention and the exposure."


I Love Polian. SC game just keeps gettin bigger

BGIF
05-13-2009, 03:01 AM
jason,

Where is that quote from?

I didn't find it in the recent "James Is Growing Fonder of ND" article. If you can't post the link, can you give the author, or site and date, such as Biggins, ESPN 5/10. Thanks.

jason_h537
05-13-2009, 04:31 PM
Rivals yesterday 5/12

BGIF
05-13-2009, 05:19 PM
Rivals yesterday 5/12

Thanks!

BGIF
05-13-2009, 07:42 PM
5/11 According to Greg Biggins ESPN, Miami has offered both Jordan James and his teammate DB Demetrius Wright.

Clausen2Kamara
05-13-2009, 10:39 PM
This is gonna be a battle but he has been saying good things about us...and 5 other programs...ha. Kid looks legit.

BGIF
05-14-2009, 10:16 PM
Got an offer from The Huskers. Doesn't plan to short list until the end of summer. Biggins ESPN

BGIF
05-21-2009, 01:54 PM
James will make UW one of his 5 official visits according to dawgman.com

NDinL.A.
05-27-2009, 01:27 PM
According to Wiltfong, we sit in very well with James, and he said we should get a visit. Here's a write-up from ESPN:

Under Armour All-American running back Jordan James (Corona, Calif./Corona) is getting heavy attention from multiple programs across the country and plans to hit the road this summer for some unofficial visits.


[+] EnlargeDavide De Pas for ESPN.com
UA All-America RB Jordon James rushed for 1,135 yards and 11 TD in just five games last year.Florida will be one stop for James. He will be in Gainesville for the Gators' Friday Night Lights Camp in July. He says that Florida is one of the schools (along with Notre Dame, UCLA, California, Washington and Stanford) recruiting him the hardest and everyone has an equal chance.

"My options are wide open," he said. "Location is not a factor with me."

Academics and playing time are a couple of factors, though.

"Education is No. 1 because it is important," he said. "Also, I want to compete for a starting job and I want some national exposure."

James, 5-foot-10 and 188 pounds, added that he plans to take all five of his allotted official visits during the football season and will make his announcement at the Under Armour All-America Game in January.

Jordan, who played just five games last season because of a broken arm, is excited about being back at spring practice this week. He ran a 4.4 40-yard dash at the Santa Monica Under Armour combine, proving his speed never suffered during the layoff.

"I am glad to be back," he said. "I am getting into a rhythm with my offense again and in synch with my team."

Coast-to-coast notes: RB Jordan James off to running start - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/columns/story?columnist=shurburtt_jc&id=4208912)

jason_h537
05-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Likes Notre Dame's combination of education and national exposure, but he wants early playing time. not sure he will get that at ND, unless its special teams duty

BGIF
05-28-2009, 02:40 AM
Likes Notre Dame's combination of education and national exposure, but he wants early playing time. not sure he will get that at ND, unless its special teams duty


... I want to compete for a starting job


Weis has shown freshman have an opportunity on his team. Meanwhile ND's RB corps are still longer on potential than they are on results.

There was a recent article on Urban Meyer's lack of success recruiting RBs. Something about his scheme and play calling may not be attractive to RBs with NFL aspirations.

jason_h537
05-28-2009, 03:09 AM
There was a recent article on Urban Meyer's lack of success recruiting RBs. Something about his scheme and play calling may not be attractive to RBs with NFL aspirations.

Yeah its called the spread option

BGIF
06-03-2009, 10:40 AM
4.48 electronically. Check the time on the left of the track.

Scout.com: VIDEO: James at the Scout Combine (http://notredame.scout.com/a.z?s=109&p=2&c=869291)

listen to one of the other prospects at about the 1:53 mark, "... he blew right by him."

He did and more than one defender. Looks good in drills.

BGIF
06-12-2009, 06:07 PM
Per Greg Biggins RB Jordon James has scheduled 4 Official Visits:

UF 9/19
ND 10//17
UAZ 11/7
UCLA 11/21

That 5th trip could be a few schools, but I haven't decided yet. I like Washington, Tennessee and a few others but I do want to take all five visits if I can.

jason_h537
06-12-2009, 08:05 PM
So at least we know we are in his top 4

jason_h537
07-28-2009, 12:06 AM
James has cut Florida from his list with Mack Browns commitment

"Right now, I have three trips lined up. Notre Dame (Oct. 17), Arizona (Nov. 7) and UCLA (Nov. 21). I'm also talking with Washington and I'm going to try and get a visit set up with them later this week. For my last visit, I'm looking at a number of schools including Cal and Tennessee."

WabashFalcon
07-28-2009, 12:28 AM
I love seeing Urban Meyer getting screwed.

BGIF
07-28-2009, 01:55 AM
Profile updated.

OCIrish
07-28-2009, 05:07 PM
I love seeing Urban Meyer getting screwed.

I'm just glad you don't love screwing Urban Meyer!!

WabashFalcon
07-28-2009, 06:51 PM
How much money would you give me if I did screw Urban Lier? Hypothetically?

phork
07-28-2009, 06:54 PM
Sadly I think RBs are a dime a dozen. Several NFL teams have proven this point. Find someone that can hold the ball and runs North/South. Add some speed, even better.

WabashFalcon
07-28-2009, 06:57 PM
Sadly I think RBs are a dime a dozen. Several NFL teams have proven this point. Find someone that can hold the ball and runs North/South. Add some speed, even better.

If he sucks... SAFETY!

AlbuquerqueIrishFan
07-29-2009, 12:00 PM
Weis has shown freshman have an opportunity on his team. Meanwhile ND's RB corps are still longer on potential than they are on results.

There was a recent article on Urban Meyer's lack of success recruiting RBs. Something about his scheme and play calling may not be attractive to RBs with NFL aspirations.

How can anyone attack Urban's recruiting? His offense does fine with the backs he can recruit. (Chris Rainey, Jeffrey Demps, Percey Harvin). Plus he recruits so phenomenal with so many other positions it seems silly.

But, with Florida out of the equation for James, that really helps our cause. He would be a great pickup for RB for 2010.

WabashFalcon
07-29-2009, 12:29 PM
How can anyone attack Urban's recruiting? His offense does fine with the backs he can recruit. (Chris Rainey, Jeffrey Demps, Percey Harvin). Plus he recruits so phenomenal with so many other positions it seems silly.

But, with Florida out of the equation for James, that really helps our cause. He would be a great pickup for RB for 2010.

What we are saying is that TRUE RBs do not really want to go to Florida. In a spread option team, you take two steps forward and pray that you get the football. You will be lucky to get fifteen touches a game... something you do not want if you are a HS showcased RB.

AlbuquerqueIrishFan
07-29-2009, 01:23 PM
Yup, I agree that TRUE RBs do not really want to go to Florida.

texas fighting irish
07-29-2009, 08:33 PM
Who do we have recruiting him?

jason_h537
07-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Polian

texas fighting irish
07-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Nice. Hey jason thanks for the clover again.

jason_h537
07-29-2009, 08:49 PM
No problem if the kid is in Cali, Polian is on it.

texas fighting irish
07-31-2009, 05:33 PM
I think Polian has his hands full every year with all the talent cali has.

jason_h537
07-31-2009, 07:36 PM
I believe Alford is helping in James recruitment but yeah Polian is responsiblr for alot of guys. To his credit he always gets us high 4 and 5 star players though

WabashFalcon
07-31-2009, 08:12 PM
I believe Alford is helping in James recruitment but yeah Polian is responsiblr for alot of guys. To his credit he always gets us high 4 and 5 star players though

It is because he is a warlock.

jason_h537
07-31-2009, 08:16 PM
Whatever works

texas fighting irish
08-01-2009, 05:48 AM
Where did polian come from anyways?

dyrtdogg
08-01-2009, 05:52 AM
Where did polian come from anyways?

Mrs. Polian, of course

texas fighting irish
08-01-2009, 05:54 AM
What school did he come from?

WabashFalcon
08-01-2009, 09:14 AM
What school did he come from?

The School of Hard Knocks. Just like his daddy. Who is equally fucking awesome in his level of awesome.

IrishInFl
08-01-2009, 10:11 AM
Wrong! He actually came from The School of Rock. I hear Jack Black was an instructor.

NDinNM
08-01-2009, 12:40 PM
What school did he come from?

Brian Polian attended John Carroll University then Baylor

jason_h537
08-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Got his eye for talent from his dad

BGIF
09-09-2009, 11:39 AM
9/8 Per Greg Biggins

James, Rowland impressed by Washington - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4454136&name=West_Recruiting)


Jordon James (Corona, Calif.) took his first official visit to Washington over the weekend ...

"It was a good visit, I really enjoyed myself there," James said. "The campus is great, it's a beautiful place and the city of Seattle fits me well because it's so laid back and I was real comfortable there.

"Keith Price was my host and he was cool, I got along well with the all the players there actually. Overall, I thought it was a great visit and I can definitely see myself at Washington for the next four years of my life."

James' next visit will be to Cal (Oct. 3) followed by Notre Dame (Oct. 17). In November he will visit Arizona and UCLA.

He'll announce his college choice at the Under Armour All-American game January 2.

BGIF
09-09-2009, 12:04 PM
Profile Updated

BGIF
09-20-2009, 06:49 AM
Per ESPN

Jordon James' 75-yard touchdown run was about the only positive development in Corona's 45-14 loss to Mission Viejo. James, however, left the game in the second quarter with an injury and did not return, according to the Orange County Register.

NDinL.A.
10-19-2009, 10:00 PM
A longshot before the weekend, ND moved way up on James' list. Free insider article from ESPN:

RB James enjoys South Bend - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4577961&name=West_Recruiting&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fesp n%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d4577961%26name%3dWest _Recruiting)

Loved the visit, except for the cold (we're not used to 40 degrees LOL). He'd be a great get, although I still see him staying in the Pac 10. Hope I'm wrong though!

GOLDENISTHYTATE
10-20-2009, 04:20 AM
Out of all the rb's in this year's recruiting cycle, I really feel like this kid has the most game-breaking potential. One of those players who will take a play that needs 2 yards and break off for 45. I keep my fingers crossed for this kid

JefMaj
10-20-2009, 09:18 AM
I like what he said about life after football - it's not just a 4 year commitment - but, a 60 year commitment that the Notre Dame family makes to you. Like I've said here many times: people all over the country ask me about my ND class ring, seemingly in awe - like a National Championship ring.... but, I never played, or it as no diamonds (shamrocks & dome on the side), and it's smaller, and.... but, anyway - with the interlocking ND... I wear it like a champion!!!!!!

BGIF
10-20-2009, 07:44 PM
Recruiting Thoughts Written by Brian Smith 20 October 2009
Recruiting Thoughts (http://irishsportsdaily.com/blogs/smittys-blog/1098-recruiting-thoughts)


Jordan James The California speedster has visits remaining, and he has a test score that he must improve. The latter is often times a deal breaker for the Irish. I do not like the odds of James ending up in South Bend.



Fans like to ignore that ND has stricter Admission Requirements.

Manti#5
10-29-2009, 11:13 PM
moved up his announcement date

BGIF
10-30-2009, 12:36 AM
moved up his announcement date

... to?

jason_h537
10-30-2009, 01:54 AM
Will decide in the next month. Down to UCLA, Cal, Washington and Notre Dame.

WhoDeyIrish
10-30-2009, 02:49 AM
Will decide in the next month. Down to UCLA, Cal, Washington and Notre Dame.

Any idea who the favorite is Jason? Think we are a long shot here.

jason_h537
10-30-2009, 03:08 AM
I think all the schools listed have a shot. I think Cal and that was before Bernard committed to us, but just a feeling. I would be stunned if he picks ND at this point

WhoDeyIrish
10-30-2009, 03:18 AM
Thanks Jason, I thought he might choose Cal at this point. This is kid is a burner isn't he?

jason_h537
10-30-2009, 03:22 AM
I have not seen him play personally. From what i have read he has really good speed, not great speed. He is not great at any one thing but really good at everything

JefMaj
10-30-2009, 07:37 AM
With Wood redshirting - I think we are all full up on RBs.

Irish.Ca
10-30-2009, 08:56 AM
Notice to all RB's, Notre Dame has no more room at the Inn.

JefMaj
10-30-2009, 09:01 AM
I can think of at least 1 they would make room for.

Irish.Ca
10-30-2009, 09:07 AM
Not considering Barr as a RB as we won't play him there. Never say never, but not in our grand scheme.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
10-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Yeah I'm with Irish.Ca. You had your chance James, but this stable is full. With the two commits we have, next year we will have seven RBs on scholarships who were all ranked in the top 15 at their position. This position is closed for the recruiting cycle, and I am confident we will only take one RB the next year.

JefMaj
10-30-2009, 08:44 PM
Then again - Golden signed as a running back. We've had RBs sign and go DB.

New startegy - all RB D-line and DBs and blitz every one of them.

IHateMarkMay
10-30-2009, 08:46 PM
Then again - Golden signed as a running back. We've had RBs sign and go DB.

New startegy - all RB D-line and DBs and blitz every one of them.

Golden played RB in HS but came in as an athlete I am pretty sure.

Ricochet
10-30-2009, 09:14 PM
Golden played RB in HS but came in as an athlete I am pretty sure.Half correct he was a RB in HS but he was recruited as a WR from the get-go.

NDinNM
10-30-2009, 09:57 PM
IMO Jordon James would not be able to make the transition as Tate did... but you never know. I have really wanted this kid but with spots filling up its hard to imagine that there is any room for him. I like the position we are in as far as spots filling up though. IMO I like the position that we are in with few spots left, I would rather have a full class than getting only 18 or 19 recruits

JefMaj
10-30-2009, 10:00 PM
Nonetheless, we are spending a lot of posting/thread space - we should move on...

JefMaj
11-10-2009, 07:07 PM
As I said we should move on - lol - just read where he is making his commitment on Thursday.

jason_h537
11-10-2009, 11:19 PM
The staff let James know that there is no moreroom for him

GOLDENISTHYTATE
11-11-2009, 03:55 PM
I wonder how that conversation goes. I wonder if the kid is disappointed or relieved because he already knew there was not any room for him.

NDinNM
11-12-2009, 08:03 PM
Commited to UCLA according to Scout.com

jason_h537
11-12-2009, 08:13 PM
There pretty loaded with James and Jones

JefMaj
11-12-2009, 08:16 PM
ESPN has UCLA verbal

The Polish Irishman
11-12-2009, 11:57 PM
Hopefully Jame commited to UCLA, helps ND with Barr