Versatile Sanderson High football standout Mat James has accepted a football scholarship to Wake Forest University.
"Wake Forest is recruiting him as an athlete," said Sanderson coach Tony Lewis. "He is 6-foot-5, weighs 200, is really fast and really strong. He is an outstanding prospect."
Lewis said Virginia Tech was recruiting as a potential defensive end.
"Mat could end up around 250 pounds," Lewis said. "Wake Forest is going to look at him first as a wide receiver and he might end up playing there all four years, or he might develop at another position."
James returned kickoff and punts for Sanderson and was a leading receiver.
"He has great hands, long arms and can fly," Lewis said. "He has worked hard to develop as a football player."