Fort Bend Marshall ATH Jabari James Commits To Texas Tech

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Kliff Kingsbury and his staff are beginning to gain momentum on the recruiting trail with the latest addition coming in the form of Fort Bend Marshall athlete Jabari James.

“I talked to my family and prayed about it, but I feel good about committing to Texas Tech,” James told 247Sports. “I felt like I had a good relationship with the coaches and prayed about it. … I’m excited to be a Red Raider.”

The Thursday evening addition of James marked the Red Raiders third pledge within a 24 hour period, as Grapevine quarterback Alan Bowman and Lancaster defensive tackle John Graves each committed on Wednesday.

A two-star prospect, James also holds offers from Tulsa, Grambling State, McNeese State and Lamar, but less than two weeks after picking up his Texas Tech offer on June 2, James knew where he’d be taking his versatile skill set.

“They saw me in person, offered me and I just really liked the school,” said James. “They’re recruiting me as an athlete.”

For Fort Bend Marshall, James has played all over the secondary and headlined the Buffaloes’ offense in 2016, passing for 1,385 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for another 1,082 yards and 18 scores.

With James on board, Texas Tech’s 2018 class is now up to eight members and ranks No. 49 nationally and No. 8 in the Big 12. James is ranked as the nation’s No. 116 athlete and the No. 253 player in Texas, per 247Sports.


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