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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Matt James

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Notre DameCOMMITTED (02/03/2010)Offered01/29/2010Ed Warinner
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
CincinnatiNoneOfferedNone
DukeNoneOfferedNone
FloridaNoneOfferedNoneSteve Addazio
KentuckyNoneOfferedNone
LouisvilleNoneOfferedNone
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
N.C. StateNoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOffered12/11/2009
Penn St.NoneOfferedNone
StanfordNoneOfferedNone
TennesseeNoneOfferedNone
VanderbiltNoneOfferedNone
WisconsinNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Matt James

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game settingby Barry Every - 09/30/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeAs Good As It Gets
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Foot QuicknessDivision I Player
On the Hoof: A massive offensive lineman with average arm length and thick build. James resembles a slightly thicker Matt Khalil of USC.
Needs improvement: James needs to improve how quickly he gets out of his stance and his hand placement on pass protection versus shorter, faster defensive linemen. James must also resist lunging out and attacking while pass blocking.
Most impressive: James is one huge run-blocking machine that just mauls defenders using his size and surprisingly athletic footwork. James also has a nasty streak and does not mind using physical intimidation as a method of inflicting his will on opponents.
Conclusion: Linemen this big and athletic do not grow on trees, so he should get a chance to compete for a spot on the two-deep as a freshman. Look for him to be a solid three-year starter with serious NFL potential barring an injury.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

James Killed In Fall04/03/2010 QueenCityHigh.com

Tragedy struck St. Xavier high schoolon Friday as news broke that senior Matt James, a Notre Dame-bound recruit, died after falling from a third story balcony of his Days Inn Motel in Panama City.

Notre Dame begins new era under Kelly03/26/2010Rivals.com College Football
Signing Day Blitz: Best of the rest02/05/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Perfect fit for James02/03/2010IrishIllustrated.com
James signs with Irish02/03/2010IrishIllustrated.com
Big Ten Blitz: Big week for the Buckeyes?02/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
James prepared to choose01/31/2010IrishIllustrated.com
Friday Fact or Fiction01/29/2010OhioPreps.com
AMP: Ohio prospect rankings01/28/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Whispers: Who has the edge for top prospects?01/27/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big Ten Blitz: Looking to close strong01/27/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Recruiting Buzz: Ohio01/26/2010QueenCityHigh.com
Ohio: Recruiting Buzz01/11/2010QueenCityHigh.com
Anderson, Ware featured at AA game01/09/2010OhioPreps.com
Army Bowl starting lineups released01/07/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army recruiting notes: OSU/USC for Henderson?01/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Analyze this: Will there be a new five-star?01/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army All-American All-Lobby Team01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Irish connections run deep for James01/03/2010IrishIllustrated.com
Army Express: Elam sticks but will others?01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
James names a slight leader01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Ohio Varsity's All-Ohio Teams12/26/2009OhioPreps.com
Recruiting Buzz: Ohio12/26/2009QueenCityHigh.com
Aloha Prep Bowl awards12/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Coombs Key For Local Recruits12/18/2009QueenCityHigh.com
James has good visit to OSU12/14/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Plans are changing for James11/30/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Ohio: Recruitng Buzz11/24/2009QueenCityHigh.com
Category rankings: Offensive linemen11/15/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
James humbled by All-American honor10/27/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the Road: On the offensive10/26/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Wildcats claw past Bombers10/24/2009OhioPreps.com
Game of the Week: Buckeye state battle10/22/2009RivalsHigh
Ohio: Recruiting Buzz10/22/2009QueenCityHigh.com
Two new five-star prospects in the Rivals10010/13/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
James is staying the course10/11/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
James: Visit 'helped' ND09/21/2009IrishIllustrated.com
QCH: Top Offensive Linemen08/20/2009QueenCityHigh.com
Ga., Ohio and N.C. state rankings released07/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The OV Top 20: Offensive Line07/31/2009OhioPreps.com
2010: A Special Class07/12/2009QueenCityHigh.com
Stock report: Several set for a rankings bump07/08/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Ohio: Recruiting Buzz07/01/2009QueenCityHigh.com
James in no hurry06/28/2009IrishIllustrated.com
James still looking at options04/28/2009BearcatReport.com
James had a busy weekend04/20/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
James puts Irish among leaders04/19/2009IrishIllustrated.com
James gets look at Irish03/30/2009IrishIllustrated.com
James stays in touch with Irish03/18/2009IrishIllustrated.com
Notebook: FSU pursuing numerous OL03/17/2009Warchant.com
Massive OT has nearly two-dozen offers03/12/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
AMP: James hoping to see more schools03/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Recruiting continues for unsigned prospects02/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big-time offer for massive lineman01/23/2009InsidetheGators.com
Ohio: Recruiting Buzz01/18/2009QueenCityHigh.com
2010: Top Tri-State Prospects01/13/2009QueenCityHigh.com
Irish make their move on James12/04/2008IrishIllustrated.com
James had fun and busy Saturday11/23/2008BuckeyeGrove.com
Ohio's best?11/11/2008OhioPreps.com
James sees familiar face in South Bend11/02/2008IrishIllustrated.com
2010 OL has impressive offer list09/25/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Monday is big for James08/31/2008BuckeyeGrove.com
2010 OL to watch07/01/2008EagleAction.com
Ohio junior lineman already has offers06/12/2008OhioPreps.com