TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The first to work out at FSU big man camp Friday was Jeremy James, an offensive tackle from Cumming (Ga.) North Forsyth High School.
FSU was the first stop of the weekend on a trip in which James and his family are visiting FSU, Florida, and Miami. Because of that, he got out early to work out with offensive line coach Greg Frey, who put him through the paces.
After, I spoke with James to get his feel for Florida State and his other schools.
“They just started talking to me like last week,” James said.
Still, FSU made a good impression. That Frey would take the time to work out James before most arrived showed him something. He said that he thinks it means FSU likes him and that he can play there. He said he thought the workout backed up what he showed on game film in terms of bending and flexibility.
Florida State needs tackles, not guards, so figuring out if James can play tackle at FSU was likely a goal of the workout. James said he measured in at 6’5 and 321 pounds, but would like to play at 305.
After, James and his family spent some time with Willie Taggart.
Florida State has not offered James yet, but an offer could come this summer as FSU evaluates its board.
“(Coach Frey) said he really likes me, but it’s up to the head coach to offer,” James said.
N.C. State, Nebraska, Miami, and Ole Miss are four standout schools to James at the moment, as he haas been talking to them for a while.
James said that he was not sure about a return trip to FSU. It will likely depend on whether an offer is extended.
Early recruiting rankings are rather suspect, but James is rated as a three-star and the No. 62 offensive tackle nationally.