July 3, 2007

Running backs in demand for Hawgs

Liberty-Eylau (Texas) running back LaMichael James has lost count of his scholarship offers, but he does have six favorites.

James, 5-foot-10, 186 pounds, 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, is rated the No. 8 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com. As a junior, he rushed for 1,587 yards and 16 touchdowns on 229 carries and also caught 33 passes for 426 yards and 3 touchdowns.

"My favorites are Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Miami, TCU and Oklahoma State," James said. "I want to go where I can play immediately. I also want to go where they graduate their athletes."

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