Shemar James, a big time prospect from Faith Academy in Mobile, AL, reopened his recruitment Wednesday, decommitting from Florida. The four-star linebacker, ranked eighth at his position, per 247Sports, is fresh off of a visit to Georgia, but Alabama remains a solid contender.

BamaInsider's Andrew Bone stopped by The Gary Harris Show to break down James' decision and whether or not the Tide has a shot at the star defender.

"I think Georgia is a lot more in it than they were before he committed to Florida. It was an Alabama Florida recruiting battle, but Georgia has come on strong the last few months," Bone continued, "I certainly think Georgia is a strong contender, but so is Alabama. Alabama has been in it the longest and has been pushing hard for him. The communication has been very strong with Shemar the last several months."

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James is being recruited as a linebacker, but the 6-foot-2 212 lb. star plays on both sides of the ball, taking snaps at both running back and wide receiver and displaying excellent athleticism.

The highly touted prospect is set to make an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa for homecoming weekend as Alabama takes on Tennessee in a game that should be a strong showing for the Crimson Tide.

As of now Alabama holds the first ranked recruiting class for the 2022 cycle, but Georgia is a close second. Landing a commitment from James would continue to solidify another historic looking class for the Crimson Tide and potentially help them secure another number one ranking.

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