Player Profiles

Davonte                            James
Class: Fr.
Hometown: Springfield, Ohio
Height: 6-0
Weight: 240
Sport: Football
Position: DL


Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played quarterback and linebacker for coach Eric Gillespie at Springfield High … finished with 32 tackles, including 19 solo, two forced fumbles and had one recovery … returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown … had a season-high seven tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against Northmont ... registered five or more tackles in four games … named all-area second team … 2013 Southwest All-District Honorable Mention … 2013 All-Greater Western Ohio Conference Second Team … as a junior, he registered 60 tackles, including 37 unassisted, forced one fumble, recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown … had a season-high 21 tackles, including 16 assisted against Centerville … also had 12 solo stops at Wayne … finished with 52 tackles and one interception as a sophomore … four-star ranking by ESPN and 247Sports … three-star ranking by Scout and Rivals … No. 72 on Rivals Top 80 Ohio prospects … No. 123 by Scout … No. 279 on ESPN Top 300 … No. 9 in state of Ohio, No. 32 in Midwest region and No. 20 outside linebacker in nation by ESPN … No. 17 in state of Ohio and No. 18 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports … also offered by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Washington State.

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