Bishop Sullivan WR Dakendall James (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Dakendall James
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Our #24 athlete has labored in relative obscurity for the last couple of years, but he exploded this spring. Dakendall James played for Greenbrier Christian and Portsmouth Christian, putting up big numbers as an offensive weapon. For his senior season, he’s headed to Bishop Sullivan Catholic.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. #24 in our countdown is Bishop Sullivan wide receiver Dakendall James.
#24 Da’kendall James (SR WR 6-0 180) – Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
Dakendall James had an amazing showing at the Nike Opening Regional DC in April. He was scored as the #7 athlete overall at the event that hosted against over 300 of the best football athletes in the mid-Atlantic. James ran a 4.66 forty laser-timed, a 4.12 pro shuttle (5-10-5), had a 35.5 foot powerball toss, and showcased a 38.7 inch vertical leap. His 107.85 SPARQ score had him #1 among running backs at the camp, #3 among wide receivers.
Prior to the event, he had no scholarship offers despite his productivity. In the 2016 season, James was selected First Team All-State in VISAA Division II, posting 56 catches for 1,039 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Adding in kick return yardage, James topped 1400 yards as a junior.
In late July, James committed to play college football at Coastal Carolina University.
– Andy Hilton