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Avery "A.J." JamesClass: Freshman
Previous School: Byrnes HS
Hometown: Duncan, S.C.
• Four-year letterwinner at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C.
• Helped Brynes win AAAA state titles as a freshman and sophomore and AAAA regional titles as a freshman and senior
• Finished his senior year with 91 tackles, including 50 solo stops, nine tackles for a loss, 12 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and an interception
• Rivals two star recruit as a senior
• Other senior year honors include first-team All-Area, All-Upperstate and All-Spartanburg County, All-Region 2 AAAA and Herald Journal All-Area first-team defense
• Two-time MaxPreps Player of the Week as a senior
• Son of Chris and Therese James
• Birthday is on May 9
• Exercise science major