Could Georgia Get a Second Shot at Tennessee Vol Commit JaWuan James?

Kimberley NashSenior Writer IJanuary 13, 2010

Since Lane Kiffin has decided to return to the west coast, taking his staff with him, the natural question has to be what will happen with the recruits that Tennessee had wrapped up for the 2010 class? How solid are their four and five star guys now that Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin have flown the coop?

Of particular interest to the Georgia Bulldog faithful should be the fate of offensive tackle, JaWuan James.

James is a former Alabama prospect who de-comitted in the fall. Georgia's Rodney Garner and Tennessee's Ed Orgeron battled hard for this young man out of North Gwinnett High School—Orgeron won the battle and James gave his commitment to the Vols.

That said, Ed Orgeron will leave Knoxville along with Monte Kiffin to join Lane Kiffin's new staff at USC. So, will James stay with the Orange or will he reopen his recruitment for a third time and put the Dawgs back at the top of his destination list?

The unconfirmed word is that the NCAA will grant a reprieve to the recruits who are currently enrolled so long as they don't attend class today. It's not known at this time if James would take that offer if it is actually granted. 

Currently, rates James as a four star prospect at the all important left tackle position and he has NFL level potential if he can bring it all together.

At 6'6", 300 lbs, he's a load but has yet to max out his frame. By the time all is said and done, he could weigh in at a hardy 330 and be the physical force on the line that most college coaches salivate over.

He's got good technique and moves very well for a kid his size. Fundamentally, there is little to dislike about James and, considering the woes that Georgia has experienced at the LT spot in the last couple years—two season-ending injuries to starting left tackle, Trinton Sturdivant—it would serve them well to have a guy like this in their back pocket.

It has not been said if James is willing to reopen the door for Georgia but, at this point, anything seems possible as National Signing Day draws closer.

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