Alabama football extended an offer to 2022 4-Star athlete, Shemar James Monday.
— shemar.james (@shemar0524) November 3, 2020
James currently attends Faith Academy High School in Mobile, Alabama. The 2022 prospect now holds 12 D1 offers with his latest offer coming from the Crimson Tide. Georgia, LSU, Auburn and others had previously offered the junior prospect.
The 4-Star recruit said he was surprised to get an offer from a school that he holds in high regard.
“My coach actually told me,” James said. “I talked to coach Sal Sunseri Monday night and he told me that they offered me a scholarship to play at Alabama. I was shocked to be hones., It is the University of Alabama, probably the greatest college team of all time.”
James also expressed he had a lot of respect for Nick Saban and Alabama’s continued success.
“This is probably the greatest dynasty in college history and he is one of the greatest coaches of all time,” James added.
The Mobile, Alabama product possesses an impressive frame at 6-3 and approximately 200 pounds. As a junior for Faith Academy, spent some time on both sides of the football as he lined up at wide receiver on offense and played middle linebacker, and defensive end on defense. Sunseri, Alabama’s outside linebacker coach, told James he was impressed with the rising prospects’ ability to create pressure as an edge rusher.
“He said he liked the way I come off the edge and rush the passer, and the way I cause havoc in the backfield,” James said.
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Alabama’s only 2022 commit at the moment is 4-Star linebacker, Robert Woodyard, who is also from Mobile. James’ offer list is expected to grow and get longer, and the Crimson Tide will look to build their relationship with this in-state prospect in the future.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith