The University of Toledo
hosted six prospects on campus this weekend for official visits. Two were already committed to Toledo in RB David Fluellen
and ATH EJ Tucker. By the end of the visits, Rocket coaches had a third visitor committed.
Cornerback John James
of Adams High School in Cleveland, OH gave his pledge to the Rockets earlier today before leaving campus. James, a 5-10 and 165 pound athlete, can play slot receiver, wide receiver, or cornerback. He chose Toledo over offers from Akron
Rocket Digest caught up with James this evening to talk about his visit and commitment to Toledo. "It was real nice," James said when asked how the visit went. His player host was freshman cornerback Daxton Swanson
. "We just hung out at the dorms and played video games and stuff," said James. We also got to see the new indoor facility and what it is going to look like."
One of the main reasons that John chose Toledo was because of the comfort level he has with the coaches, including head coach Tim Beckman. "He's (Coach Beckman) a good coach and I feel like I can talk about anything with him."
James could play receiver or cornerback in college, but he is expecting to solely play the cornerback position at Toledo.
His position coach at Toledo will be Steven Clinkscale, and James had nothing but good things to say about him as well. "He's a really, really good coach, and I can talk to him about anything too."
Along with Clinkscale, assistant coach Matt Campbell also recruited James to Toledo.
James played on a high school team that went 7-3 this past fall. Along with playing receiver and cornerback, James returned kicks and punts. His longest kick return of the season was 50 yards. He has excellent speed and has been hand timed at 4.3 seconds in the forty yard dash.
Stay tuned to Rocket Digest as Signing Day 2010 draws closer. Seven prospects are already enrolled in January classes at Toledo, and the rest will be able to sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 3rd.
The University of Toledo hosted six prospects on campus this weekend for official visits. Two were already committed to Toledo in RB David Fluellen and ATH EJ Tucker. By the end of the visits, Rocket coaches had a third visitor committed. Read on for more information on the latest commit.