6-5, 250, Fr-HS,
Atlanta, Ga. (Douglass)
Sizeable offensive lineman who came on strong during his senior season … Two-year letterman at offensive tackle at Douglass HS in Atlanta, Ga. … Named first-team All-Metro Atlanta as a senior … Averaged three pancake blocks per game during his senior campaign … Graded at 93 percent for the year, a very impressive statistic … Allowed only one sack all season … Douglass went 10-2 and played in the second round of the state playoffs in Class AAAAA, the largest classification in Georgia … Blocked for a running back who gained 2,380 yards … Played for a talent-laden team that had eight Division I signees … Began starting midway through his junior year … Team went 8-3 his junior season and went to the state playoffs … Coached by Gary Cantrell … “James has a great work ethic,” Cantrell said. “His size is definitely a plus. He has really good feet and hands. Both of his offensive-line coaches played in the NFL, so he has a good fundamental base and should make a good adjustment to the blocking schemes in college. He’s a good kid who is easy to coach.” … Will be a two-year letterman on the track and field team … Competes in the shot put and discus throw … Honor-roll student who participates in a magnet program for engineering studies … An uncle, Leroy Warner, played football at Fort Valley State … Decided on Kentucky over Mississippi State and Duke.