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Per Brent Thibodeaux of Bobcat Report: Former Irish RB commit Jamel James has committed to Texas State.
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Attended: Michigan @ ND 2010 Southern Cal @ ND 2011 Stanford @ ND 2012 BCS National Title Game vs. Alabama-Jan 7, 2013 ND @ Air Force 2013
Is this the texas st. armadillos coached by ed gennero?
Wow..Why not go JC for a year and hope to transfer...maybe that is his goal? If you had a quid pro quo from ND and landed at Texas State (as Auburn is chasing running backs!) you need to refocus. Hopefully Jamel can get it together..
The moral of this story is listen to Jason Sapp when he tells you that it's not "official."
This was a head scratcher for me all along anyway. James seemed to play for a pretty good team, but it would be feast or famine from week to week. One week he would post huge numbers, and others it would be 15 carries for 17 yards, 13 for 27 yards, 25 for 87 yards, 7 for 3 yards and 12 for 37 yards.
I respect anyone who is able to get an athletics scholarship anywhere, so nothing against the young man. But you would think if you are going to a place like ND, the numbers would be a little better and consistent on a winning program. Something just doesn't smell right when you go from ND to Texas State.
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This is something similar to what I was going to say. First, I want to say congrats to the kid, because like you, I respect someone good enough at something to get this opportunity. Granted, it isn't the same opportunity he once had.
But I agree with this moral of the story you present. I remember when there were roughly 20,318 new threads (give or take 3), about this Jamel James kid committing to Notre Dame. "But Jason, EVERY TOS is reporting it is so...".
This is why I listen to this staff. Leading the pack, not following suit.
It is too bad for this kid he couldn't get things straightened out. He has nobody else to blame though. Hopefully he learns a valuable lesson from this and improves from it.
I have a feeling he will blow up in a couple years. Would have loved to have him but Folston and Bryant are both better.
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This isn't a math test, passion has a funny of trumping logic.
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Probably isn't a qualifier but Texas State is willing to work to get him in.
I wouldn't be surprised if they offered to taylor the offense around him like San Diego did with Lorenzo Booker
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