St. Thomas Aquinas running back James Charles announced on Tuesday morning that he was committing to FAU.
The 5-10, 200-pound prospect with 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash chose the nearby Owls over other offers from Pittsburgh, Western Kentucky, FIU and New Mexico.
"FAU is home -- that plays a major part. FAU is on the rise and I want to be one of those players who helps this team to become a powerhouse," Charles says. "Me and all the coaches have a pretty strong relationship, and they have been recruiting me since my 11th grade year."
He earned quite the review from his new head coach at Aquinas Roger Harriott, who is coincidentally coming off a stint at FAU as running backs coach.
"James Charles is the epitome of a complete back. He has good size with speed and power," says Harriott, who also lauds his ball security, pass protection, pass catching, film study and leadership. "James possesses the ability to run through defenders and elusiveness to make them miss."
Listed as a two-star recruit in the 247 Sports composite rankings, Charles is the lone running back committed in FAU's 2016 class.
FIU lands senior QB
Braden River two-star quarterback Jacob Huesman committed to FIU on Tuesday after receiving the offer from the Panthers last month.
His coach, Curt Bradley, announced the news on Twitter.
Huesman is the second quarterback commit for FIU in the 2016 class along with Lake Gibson two-star pro-style prospect Hunter Orem.
Here are Huesman's highlights: