James reveals secret of why he didn’t go TCU

Feb. 18, 2011

It’s a fact of recruiting that teams and fan bases will always wonder “what if” about players that wound up going to other schools.

Such is the case with TCU and Oregon star running back LaMichael James, a Texas native who was close to committing to the Horned Frogs before signing with the Ducks. James even had acknowledged as much on multiple occasions, but thus far refused to tell the story of exactly what steered him away from TCU.

On Friday, James finally revealed exactly what happened while in Dallas to accept the Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s top running back.

In an interview with Dallas radio station 1310 The Ticket, James said that the reason he was turned off by TCU came on his official visit. According to the star tailback, a coach