A couple news organizations have actually looked into this. You could never put a little guy on him baltimore ravens defensive coordinator dean pees former head coach of kent state said of james the high school football player in a 2009 espn story.
Sbnation actually did a deep dive on this earlier this year which is worth reading.
Could lebron james play college football. Patrick schmidt of fansided resurrected a 2016 espn story of how urban meyer pursued james while he was notre dame s. The scenario is unlikely but a lot of fans would love to see it happen. Way before committing to basketball james was recruited as a football player.
On venture that terrell owens isn t stable at soccer grants lebron the easy win there. However both players have endorsement deals and agents which could put their eligibility in jeopardy. So yes smith and james could play college football.
Lebron attended skull session for ohio state football inside a jam packed st. Lebron could have played three years of college football anywhere in the country but he does have a strong connection to akron cleveland and the rest of ohio. The failed cfb recruitment of lebron espn also did something similar back in 2009 2010 when lebron.
This comes after james said he trained to play football during the 2011 nba lockout. He d be a great wr interior the nfl. In trouble free terms look at james stature he s a freak of nature.
Therefore he could have joined the ohio state buckeyes. Drawing sellout crowds james put on a show for the fans showing them why he was the best. Lebron james was once recruited to play football for a legendary college coach by david wysong on may 20 2020 the topic of how successful lebron james would have been as a football player has come up in recent days.
John arena back in 2013 speaking to the crowd while accompanied by both of his sons wearing buckeye hats. They would also be juggling the first portion of the nba season with their respective college football seasons. Lebron james could have been a football star at ohio state by kevin moore on march 21 2020 lebron james quickly emerged as one of the best basketball players in the country during his high school career.
The first time jay brophy heard the name lebron james the eventual no. 1 overall pick of the 2003 nba draft was a mere peewee football player.