James signs National Letter of Intent.
- Played at Richmond Hill High for coach Matthew LeZotte
- 2017 honorable mention Georgia Class 6A All-State selection, by the Georgia Sports Writers Association
- 2017 Region 2-6A All-Region First Team
- Member of the 2017 WJCL Big 22 Squad
- Caught 53 passes for 905 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, good for an average of 17.1 yards per catch
- Helped lead Wildcats to a 7-3 record and trip to the Georgia Class 6A Playoffs
- 2016 The Opening Orlando Regional participant
- As a junior, caught 42 passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior
- Plays basketball and also runs track at Richmond Hill, winning the Georgia 6A state championship in the 400 meters as a junior
- Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, rivals and 247Sports
- Also offered by Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, UCF and Wake Forest
James verbally commits to West Virginia.