Flanders can't remember where the comment came from but says it was a driving force over the summer. He played the season weighing just more than 180.
“James is an unbelievable athlete,” said Bombers linebacker Zeke Lewis, who has played with Flanders for at least six years. “You could put him at any position besides punter and he'd do a great job. He's just so competitive.”
Even with the size he was before this season, Flanders was solid all around.
“His ability to block really adds to him as a player,” Huff said. “He runs some power game where he's the kick-out back and we can do some different things because of that.”
It's no secret that his brothers — James and Timothy — played a big part in turning him into the player he's become. With James finishing his Bombers career with 4,856 yards and 81 touchdowns, the three brothers combined for 10,483 yards and 167 total touchdowns.
James is committed to Tulsa, where John will be a senior next season, but is also receiving some interest from other schools.