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De La Salle's Jamiran James brings down Lutcher's Jacoby Williams during a game in Lutcher on Nov. 4, 2016.

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ

The first high school football game on Tulane’s campus since old Tulane Stadium in 1979 will have a little extra interest for Green Wave fans.

Tulane gained a commitment from De La Salle defensive tackle Jamiran James on Thursday, meaning three members of the Green Wave’s prospective 2018 signing class will be on campus when De La Salle faces St. Augustine on Sept. 8 in Yulman Stadium’s high school debut.

St. Aug running back Garland Lafrance and defensive end Juan Monjarres committed earlier this summer.

“It’s awesome and ironic we’ll all be playing there (at Yulman Stadium),” James said. “I’m looking forward to playing against my future teammates on my future field.”

James, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound three-star recruit according to 247 Sports, was the New Orleans Advocate’s small school defensive player of the year in 2016. He made 62 tackles with 15 sacks for the Cavaliers.

He said he chose Tulane instead of American Athletic Conference competitors Memphis and Houston as well as Southern Miss of Conference USA.

“Really I have a great connection with the coaching staff, and the education speaks for itself, really,” he said. “And also I don’t think I can leave the (New Orleans food). I love roast beef po-boys.”

De La Salle was undefeated last year and the top seed in the playoffs before losing to Parkview Baptist in the Division II select state semifinals. The Cavaliers were seeking their first championship-game appearance in 55 years.

James credits his twin brother, De La Salle guard Jeremiah James, for his development along with his coaching. The James brothers, both three-year starters, face each other every day in practice and make each other better.

Jamiran James feels as if he has unfinished business in high school before he tries to help turn around Tulane’s fortunes, too.

“We’re hungry,” he said. “This is going to be my last year playing with my twin, and I’ve been playing with him since I was 5. We want to make the most of this season. Tulane is just like the program was when I got to De La Salle. They are going to make a left turn and go in a different direction. They are on the rise.”

Tulane’s previous staff offered James during his freshman year. After the transition from Curtis Johnson to Willie Fritz, he said the new staff offered him again this spring.

James is the second defensive tackle in Tulane’s 2018 class, joining Davon Wright of Donaldsonville, and the seventh commitment overall.

“I’m disruptive,” he said. “I allow my teammates to make plays.”