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Jamel James

Powerful running back Jamel James of Cinco Ranch (Katy, Texas) committed today on Twitter to the University of Notre Dame. He is the 18th player in the Class of 2013 to pick the Fighting Irish.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder originally committed to the University of Arkansas. He also had offers from Florida State, Houston, LSU, Texas Tech, West Virginia and USC.

James, who ran for 1,011 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior, is a top student who plans to study sports medicine and physical therapy.

Compared to a young Jerome Bettis, Jamel revealed on Twitter that he is the cousin of NBA superstar LeBron James.