This interview was after his junior year. He impressed a lot of schools and had visits at a number of powerhouses. He seems to be a polite and intelligent young man.
Tyrick is also a starter on China Springs basketball team. Here's an interesting quote (from less than a week ago) from David Ellis, his basketballl coach after the team suffered a loss to #19 ranked Connally:
James, who will attend Tulane on a football scholarship, struggled with foul trouble on the night and never really found his rhythm, finishing with only five points. With 5:17 remaining in the game, he was whistled for an offensive foul – his fourth – on a power move in the post, then was subsequently tagged with a technical foul for his fifth personal after disputing the call.
“He got frustrated,” Ellis said. “Kids are going to feel slighted, and Tyrick being such a physical specimen, I think sometimes he’s looked at as he’s the one who committed the foul just because he’s so thick and big. And honestly it frustrated me, because I thought a couple (of the calls) were some hacks. And then frustration just compounds itself, and it leaked into his defense.”