Tyrann Mathieu Shaquille James
Height: 5'9 Weight: 175 Height: 5'9 Weight: 160
40 Time: 4.51 Short Shuttle: 4.34 *40 Time: 4.50 *Short Shuttle: 4.29
After an explosive 2011 NCAA season, Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu has become a household name. Mathieu is an outstanding athlete for the LSU Tigers, who because of his non-intimidating stature (standing at 5'9,175lbs) yet ferociously lion-hearted attitude on the football field, has earned him the name "Honey Badger" and the respect of the football world. Mathieu (also known as honeybadger because of his fearless attitude) has proved that height is no reason to be blind to pure skills. He has what you call the "it factor." Regardless of his size he has quieted doubters by harassing the top wide-receivers in the SEC and making play after play on special teams.
Now am I saying that I have found the next "HoneyBadger?" Not quite...but I am saying that college coaches across the country should be aware of a kid who shows many similarities Tyrann Mathieu.
His name is Shaquille James or "Black Mamba" as some of his friends refer to him. Shaquille is an All-Catholic and All-State performer from the Philadelphia area (West Catholic). I have had the pleasure of seeing him perform at a number of camps this spring. I was fortunate enough to have him locking down the Cornerback position on our 7 on 7 team (Philly Phenoms) who lost 14-12 in the semi-finals to a David Sills led team (USC verbal commit). Although we lost to the team who eventually won the tournament, Sills' team had the most difficult time against this Phenoms defense anchored by James who was frequently tested to no avail.
Shaquille has proved himself every opportunity he has had. He will continue to perform at camps over this summer in order to collect on his first offers. If I know any better he will be successful in this task. Look for Shaquille James to headline the stats sheets in one way or another this upcoming season.
SHAQUILLE JAMES - ATHLETE - WEST CATHOLIC: Q & A SESSION
Do you have any unofficial visits set for this summer? Where? I plan on going back up to Pitt for a unofficial.
Thank you Shaquille James
Good luck this summer and fall!
Interview by: Vernard "Coach Abe" Abrams
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