Irish recruit, 17, dies after fall in Florida

Updated: April 3, 2010, 3:49 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Notre Dame recruit Matt James died Friday in Panama City, Fla., after falling from a hotel balcony, a high school spokesman has confirmed.

James, 17, was vacationing in Florida for spring break.

A 6-foot-6, 291-pound offensive tackle, James was named USA Today first-team All-American after leading Cincinnati's St. Xavier to a No. 4 ranking in the final state poll.

James' former teammates from the football and basketball teams gathered for a private prayer service ...

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