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'10 OH OL Matt James (Notre Dame Signee - RIP)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by X Buckeyes07 X, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. #78
    Matt James

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    Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier

    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 280 lbs.
    Bench: 305 lbs.
    40: 5.2 seconds
    GPA: 3.5

    Tennessee, OSU and Penn State have already shown interest.

    I know there is a lot of information missing, but Matt only began to emerge as a prospect late this summer so there isn't much out there yet, although I'm sure it will become available in the near future. Sophomores very rarely play for X (much less start)-the last time it happened was with Darius Ashley, Fred Craig, and Nick Schneider a couple years ago, and Rob Schoenhoft (as a WR) before them. He's already considered a better prospect than Fred Craig, Darius Ashley, and the rest of his teammates.

    X is usually known for getting the job done without D1 prospects, and even the best players that do play in college usually go to mid-majors, etc. Matt will be different though, assuming he progresses he will be able to go wherever he wants in a few years. He has great feet and moves very well for a 15 year old, along with the frame to add a lot of muscle, which he will undoubtedly do in X's outstanding weight program.

    Matt started at right tackle for the USA Today #4 team in the nation (#1 in a couple other polls) in their first game of the season against Winton Woods. X faces #3 DeMatha in the Ohio vs. USA challenge this weekend. I wasn't able to make the game, but I'm told he made great blocks all game and finished off his blocks downfield, all while displaying a swagger and confident demeanor. I'll be at the DeMatha game, so I'll get a firsthand look Sunday.

    BN $


    Verbal offers from UC and Tennessee...talks about his contact with OSU and lists interest in Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Illinois.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 3, 2010
  2. Matt got a verbal offer from Cincinnati today.
  3. ScarletVader

    ScarletVader Rookie

    How much interest does he have in OSU? If they offer, would they be the fav?
  4. scott91575

    scott91575 Resident hater

    Not sure...I don't know the kid. Yet there is not a ton of history with St. X and top D1 talent. One of the few was Rob S. Yet there is a strong Jesuit/Catholic push as St. X.

    Does anyone know where he stands?
  5. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I saw James in the title game but didn't know he was only a sophmore! Very, very impressive OL and great size obviously. Reminded me a lot of watching Connor Smith his junior year...great OL on a dominant team that has a great ground attack. Can't wait to see his film and I may review the game on DVR if it hasn't been deleted.
  6. Top lineman in the state IMO...
  7. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    He and Norwell will be neck and neck...
  8. We shall see...:biggrin:

    If they are in fact neck and neck we are going to have two top 75 players in Ohio as olineman next year...

    Throw in our effort on Henderson out of Minny and hopefully we can pull in some big time Olineman to follow up the 2 classes before...
  9. tlinc

    tlinc Sophmore

    Is his dad a coach somewhere or am I thinking of someone else? Maybe he's the St. X OL Coach?

    If he is the OL Coach's son, I believe there was a feature on him a few years back on HBO's Real Sports.
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Add this guy and those are three of the top OL in the state...
    sepia5 likes this.
  11. Don't forget about Linslay who won the top lineman award at a camp a couple years ago from Texas...

    Also Hodgepodge like Isaiah Byler in state...
  12. I like James a lot. He has all the skills necessary to be a standout left tackle in college. Miller (my prediction for the first OSU commitment for the class of 2010) and Norwell are also up there, but I think James will be the one that will be most college-ready by the time he enrolls.

    I do like Isaiah Byler as well, but he will need to watch his weight. Ben Buzzelli from Wadsworth is my sleeper thus far. You've got to love offensive linemen who are also excellent wrestlers and Buzzelli fits the bill. Washington Court House's Skyler Schoffner and Plain City Jonathan Alder's Josh Davis are two others to watch.
    wadc45 likes this.
  13. XPetey

    XPetey Newbie

    You're thinking of Andrew Carpenter, St. X's C for this past season who is graduating.

    According to this link he's attending Ohio Dominican next year to play. - Class of 2008 Football Commitment List
  14. craigblitz

    craigblitz Juice, Full of Juice!!

    For '10 or regardless of class?
  15. 10'...

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