Prized recruit Matt James has died after a fall from a balcony in Panama City, Florida on Friday.  The 17-year-old St. Xavier offensive lineman was on vacation at the time.

James was on of Brian Kelly's key signings and his tragic death at such a young age has rocked his high school and the Fighting Irish football program.

Kelly was delighted to secure the 6-foot-6, 291-pound offensive tackle in early February.

James was on spring break with another Notre Dame recruit, Luke Massa, when he fell off the third floor balcony.