During his senior year, James amassed over 2500 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns for his career. He set the county record for regular season yardage with 2,256 yards. He was named the Old Spice Red Zone Athlete of the Year and the Desert Sky League Player of the Year. He then moved on to become a 4 year starter at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is the all-time career rushing touchdown leader at the school. James is represented by his parents.