Matt James planning January visit

by Matt Prehm on December 10, 2009

in Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting

Back in August Matt James (Raleigh, NC/Sanderson HS) committed to Wake Forest in hopes of being the next big wide out to play for the Demon Deacons. Flash forward four months now James is still committed to Wake Forest, but is wanting to make sure Wake Forest is the school for him. To make sure of that, he decided he needed to visit a school that’s been on his mind, Tennessee.

“Yes sir I am going up for a visit to Tennessee and to check everything out,” said James. “I haven’t been able to set a certain date but I have been talking with Coach Reeves through email and letters and its looking like I will be up there in January.”

While James has been working on a visit to Tennessee he also has one other visit left to make and that is to Wake Forest.

“I am going out to Wake (Forest) from the 13th to the 16th of this month for an official visit,” said Smith.

The visit to Wake Forest should give James a better idea of what Wake Forest has to offer and then his visit to Tennessee will be give him a sense of comparison and help him make his choice according to James.

“I am still committed to Wake Forest right now, but I am going to take my visit to Tennessee to make sure Wake Forest is the place I want to be at for the next four years,” said Smith. “I’ve always thought what it would be like elsewhere and Tennessee is the only school that has really made me want to visit another school.”

James, a 6’6 190 pound wide receiver with offers from Wake Forest, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and many others, could be a game changing threat for the Vols if he does switch commitments with his lanky body and his ability to make plays once he posses the ball.

Once a date is set in stone James will be taking his second visit out to Knoxville as he previously visited the campus earlier this summer.

“I went out there for a few days this summer for a football camp and I really enjoyed it,” Smith informs “I had never seen anything like it and to see a community wrapped up into football so much it was pretty special.”

So while the Vols staff is working on game planning for the upcoming bowl game the coaching staff will also be out recruiting this talented playmaker with over 1,300 all purpose yards and 11 touchdowns to become the next Tennessee commit.

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