In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and count down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1.
Ja'Wuan James, No. 24 in 2010 class
James came out of North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Georgia, as a nationally coveted offensive tackle prospect. After considering offers from many of college football's best, he selected Tennessee over Georgia and UCLA after making official visits to all three schools after backing out of a summer commitment to Alabama.
James enrolled at Tennessee in January 2010 providing a head start that would end up being huge in his career in Knoxville. Not only did James see action as a true freshman, but he started all 13 games at right tackle and earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors.
As a sophomore in 2011, James would again start every game at right tackle. To that point in two seasons, he started all 25 games of his college career.
The 2012 season was more of the same with 12 more starts at right tackle making him a perfect 37 for 37 in games played and starts in Knoxville. James was on the radar of NFL teams at this point headed into his senior season.
The 2013 season would prove to be James' best for the Volunteers. He started all 12 games, earning All-SEC second team honors by various media outlets.
He ended his career at Tennessee with 49 career and consecutive starts, with all of them being at right tackle. His 49 career starts set a record at Tennessee for an offensive lineman.
James was selected No. 19 overall in the 2014 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. He started every game as a rookie in 2014.
Honorable mention: Marlon Brown, No. 24 in 2009 class. Brown never reached All-SEC or All-American status at Georgia as many expected, but he's gone from undrafted free agent in 2013 to in the receiver rotation for the Baltimore Ravens. Antonio Conner, No. 24 in 2013 class, and JuJu Smith, No. 24 in 2014 class. Conner is currently an All-SEC level performer with Ole Miss with an NFL future, while Smith was a starting receiver for the USC Trojans as a true freshman.