The On3 Consensus – a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies – has James as the No. 112 overall prospect, No. 17 wide receiver and No. 20 player from the state of Texas in the 2023 cycle.
Del Valle head coach Bobby Acosta told Sports Illustrated last May that in addition to James’ standout ability on the field, he is also a five-star person.
“The first thing you see is that he has length,” Acosta said. “He has big hands, good speed, good body control. Then you watch his ball skills…he has tremendous ball skills.
Michigan State’s 2022 recruiting class ranks 23rd in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking, good for fifth in the Big Ten.
Bernard is the No. 223 prospect in the 2022 class, according to the On3 Consensus.