Georgia OL prospect winding up world tour at Alabama’s spring game

North Gwinnett’s Jawuan James, one of the nation’s top offensive lineman, is finished with his world tour. Well, almost. James, who has nearly 30 scholarship offers, plans to attend Alabama’s spring game on Saturday.

Over the few weeks, James has traveled from coast to coast. On the west side, he went as far as Nike Country, i.e. the University of Oregon. Somewhere along the way, James also stopped by UGA, Tennessee and Florida.

The 6-foot-7, 305-pound James has a stack of scholarship letters and says his top five are Alabama, UGA, Florida, Tennessee and Oklahoma. And he’s really liking the Gators after spending five days in Florida last week over spring break.

“I got to see [Urban Meyer] every day,” James said. “He said they really like me, and need athletic offensive tackles. He said that don’t have a true tackle-sized person … they didn’t have another lineman on their team that was both as big as me and as athletic as me. They said I was on the top on Florida’s list for [offensive linemen].”

James got to see the trophies and rings for Florida, the reigning BCS champions. “I liked how all the coaches were hyped up and into it. It was a championship place. All they talk about at Florida is perfection. They want perfection in every play in practice, just in everything they do.”

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  • 28 comments Add your comment

    James in Sandy Springs

    April 15th, 2009
    11:45 pm

    He’s Bama Bound. Watch.

    Flo-Ri-Duh!

    April 15th, 2009
    10:45 pm

    Yes Gay-tors have been on a roll but Percy (Hit Man) Harvin is gone to the pros and Tea Blow will be gone soon and just like that the Flo-Ri-Duh “error” will be h*i*s*t*o*r*y

    TampaDawg

    April 15th, 2009
    9:31 pm

    Hey Gaytor fans, this is priceless! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5tXMLI-OsI

    Corrine “Doo Doo” Brown is your poster child. How does someone that can’t even pronounce words get elected into office. Coarch Myer must be so proud.

    Urban Liar

    April 15th, 2009
    7:56 pm

    Did you tell everyone that I promised you would be a starter every game beginning the first year? Now why in the world would you want to meet the sleazy punk Tide coach who lies to everyone including his mama????

    Meatlake

    April 15th, 2009
    5:44 am

    You go Marty, it’s all love on this blog…yeah right. Jawuan, best of luck to you wherever you choose. Go Dawgs.

    MartyPSU

    April 14th, 2009
    10:56 pm

    GO Penn State! Sorry, wrong blogging location.

    Jonathan

    April 14th, 2009
    10:56 pm

    Gotta love the way UGA backers come on the recruiting blogs and trash other schools. Keep talking smack. Last year’s Black-Out affair in Athens turned into a Blow-Out because of your propensity to trash talk.

    Nick Saban & Urban Meyer are outworking Saint Richt at every turn. The scores on the football field don’t lie.

    G Davis, your right we lost out last two games. The Florida game we lead into the 4th Qtr and lost to the National champ. Utah game we didn’t show up with our usual intensity and it cost us. That extra motivation for this year. You might want to spend more time worrying about your own program (The Michigan State of the South).

    G Davis

    April 14th, 2009
    9:58 pm

    Crimson Crush….What world are you living in? Bama fans and their short memories crack me up. You have had ONE really god year since Stallings left. It has been a really long time since Bama could be considered a powerhouse! Just like you pointed out with UGA, Bama has lost the luster it had 20 or 30 years ago. LSU is considered the strongest team in the West on a year in, year out basis. Hell, it took 7 years to beat the Auburn team you are slamming. People seem to be infatuated with Saban, but not so much with Alabama. The last I checked Alabama lost it’s last two games. The Utah game embarrassed the conference on a national level. All it took was losing one offensive lineman to completely fall apart. One good season in a really long time.