2022 linebacker four-star rookie Shemar James has pulled out of the Florida Gators. James initially picked the Gators on June 20, but reversed his initial decision.
The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide were among the top contenders for Shemar James, who recently visited Georgia for the Kentucky game. The four-star outside linebacker prospect plays football for Faith Academy in Mobile, Alabama.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound linebacker is ranked 10th among linebackers in the country and 70th among rookies. James is the No. 4 player in the state of Alabama.
It’s always tough to win a recruiting battle for the state’s top players against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
James plays both wide receiver and outside linebacker. His team are looking to send him the ball into space anyway. He sometimes lines up in the backfield. It’s rare to see a wide receiver playing the defensive end / outside linebacker, but James has the size to play in both positions at the high school level.
James plans to be an outside linebacker rushing to college. He has excellent speed and could make a big difference in the SEC.
The four-star linebacker announced his withdrawal via his Twitter account:
RESPECT MY DECISION pic.twitter.com/d5LeuxdmKl
– shemar.james (@ shemar0524) 20 October 2021
Shemar James was Florida’s best recruiting class of 2022. Then the Gators currently have the No. 18 recruiting class in the country.
Will Shemar James be the last player UGA returned? Or will the four-star linebacker take on the Crimson Tide. Florida will also pursue James.