Jordan James, the 6-foot-2.5, 190-pound two-star wide receiver from St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La., has six scholarship offers and a clear cut leader.
James, ranked as the No. 192 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, now favors Tulsa solidly over Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Tulane and Louisiana. All of his favorites have offered as well as Hofstra.
"There's so many things to like about Tulsa," James said. "They pass the ball around and last year they had like three receivers with over 1,000 yards receiving. It's just a great place for receiver because they make sure and get you the ball."
The Golden Hurricanes were James' first offer in April and he plans on taking an official visit to Tulsa in December, although he doesn't have the exact date yet.
"Tulsa is recruiting me the hardest too," James said. "They make sure they email me every week and are close to me and my coach. They told me I'm their No. 1 receiver."
James says he also has official visits planned for A&M and Ole Miss in December as well.
"A&M is putting in a new spread offense and they also need some receivers," he said. "They are an up-and-coming program and it's gonna be different there with the new coaches. I haven't really had a chance to talk with them too much, but what I've read and heard about them is impressive. It sounds like they are great."
During the summer James attended several camps - Tulane, Louisiana, LSU and Ole Miss.
"Ole Miss is a great place," he said. "They seem to have some good talent there and I like the SEC a lot. They play great competition and I'd love to play in the SEC. You can't beat that."
Growing up James says he followed LSU, but the Tigers aren't recruiting him. "It's the in-state team," he said. "They have great tradition and are always a great team."
James' dad, Calvin James, played tight end at Louisiana and he says his father would like him to follow in his footsteps. "He wants me to stay close to home," he said.
"I'm going to wait until after the season," he said. "I want to see if anybody else offers and take all five of my visits. I want to go where I can be an impact player and play early. I also want to be in a good football atmosphere and where the town supports the team. I also like schools with good tradition."
James finished his junior season with 40 catches for 676 yards and 10 touchdowns. His team went 10-2 and they open their season on September 5.
"I'm bigger than a lot of corners and I can block too," James said. "I'm very quick and I can jump over guys or just blow right past them.
"I'm mostly trying to get faster and working on becoming more of a deep threat," he said. "That's my main goal this year - to work on the deep ball."
Although he is only being recruited for football, James also runs track and plays basketball (power forward, 7.9 ppg). He competes in the 100m (10.9), the 200m (22.6) and the triple jump (45').
James says he plans to major in either kinesiology or physical therapy. He reports a 2.8 core GPA and an 18 ACT, which he will retake.