Sam James Commits To WVU
By Kevin Kinder
Sam James put on an impressive showing at West Virginia’s summer football camp, and left with the Mountaineers returning the favor on his evaluation of potential schools. After a quickly developing couple of weeks, he made the Mountaineers his choice during a Friday morning announcement.
The Richmond Hill, Ga., playmaker has great speed, which allows him to run by most any high school defender. He hits top speed quickly and should be able to be a field-stretching deep threat at West Virginia.
James’ verbal gives West Virginia ten commitments in the Class of 2018. Half of those are at receiver positions, although two of them (T.J. Ivy and Mike O’Laughlin) are tight end\inside receiver prospects. James joins Ralph Davis III and Bryce Wheaton as outside receivers; and in the trio of most recent WVU verbals.
As a sophomore James had 24 catches for 516 yards, barely half of his all-purpose mark of 1,026. He recorded 42 receptions for 917 yards and eight scores as a junior.
James chose West Virginia over numerous other offers, including Louisville, Missouri, Mississippi State, Connecticut, Memphis, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and Colorado State.