Lost in the fervor of Travis Henry signing with Jackson State was another HBCU receiving a commitment — the highest in its history — from the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Eden James, the son of former NFL running back Edgerrin James, committed to Howard on National Signing Day.
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“For me, it was very hard,” James told Treasure Coast Newspapers about the decision to choose Howard.“Especially when ego takes place. I feel like my play was bigger than the stage they had. But you have to look at the overall situations. Everything with Howard was ideal for me.
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“There are schools that are bigger than Howard, but the situation wasn’t ideal.”
James, a three-star running back from Treasure Coast High School in Florida, said his commitment along with Hunter’s historic move was a “tremendous day for HBCUs.”
“I think it is a tremendous day for HBCUs,” he said. “You got Travis Hunter, the No. 1 player. This thing is about to take off. I’m sure other kids will follow. I’m happy and proud for HBCUs.