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Recruiting update on 4-star Jizzle James, son of Edgerrin James

Jamie Shaw09/03/22
Article written by:On3 imageJamie Shaw

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2023 4-star Jizzle James / Photo by Valerie Voun

Jizzle James is the 2023 On3 Consensus No. 77 player. His given name is Edgerrin James, Jr. You may recognize that name as his father, Edgerrin James, former Pro-Bowl and All-Pro running back with the Indianapolis Colts.

The rising senior had a steady summer with the Florida Rebels on Nike’s EYBL Circuit. The Orlando (FL) Olympia High point guard averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 assists through 25 games.

Joe Tipton broke the news James is down to a final three; Cincinnati, Georgia, and LSU.

James recruitment

James has taken a single official visit to Georgia on July 25. He has a visit set with Cincinnati on September 23 and LSU on November 10.

With James’ visit to Georgia in July, a senior year visit is on the table if he wants.

James told On3 he plans to commit in the mid-November timeframe.

Thoughts and intel

There is talk about Georgia being the leader in the clubhouse. That is the only visit he has taken, so it makes sense that James wants to take some more to have something to compare it against.

Cincinnati is in the mix for Isaiah Collier, the No. 1 point guard in the class. That said, Wes Miller’s best teams have two-point guards on the floor, and he loves tough-minded guards who can defend. James is a take for the Bearcats whether or not Collier commits.

The timing of everything is something to look at. LSU will have AJ Johnson, Wesley Yates, etc., in for official visits before James. One would assume his tentative commitment timeframe is predicated on taking both upcoming visits. If LSU were to get a commitment from one of the previously mentioned two guards, it will be interesting to see how LSU handles James.

Going into these two senior year visits, Georgia should be considered the leader. That said, official visits can move the needle. Watch to see what happens with the LSU visit.

James scouting report

Jizzle James is a tough-minded lead guard. Standing around 6-foot-2, he is a paint-touch guy with the ball in his hands. He gets downhill with a quick first step and can absorb the contact in the paint. James will need to continue enhancing his decision-making in traffic, but he does have good floor vision. James has great balance and, for the most part, plays off two feet. The jump shot needs work, both off the bounce and the catch; elevating that to respectable would only make his speed and first step even more dangerous. There is a lot of upside on the defensive end as a strong, tough point-of-attack defender. James is the son of former NFL All-Pro running back Edgerrin James.