No. 1 cornerback Stanford Samuels enjoys Alabama A-Day visit, has Crimson Tide in top four ahead of decision

Alabama hosted many top prospects for A-Day 2016 but the highest ranked was five-star cornerback and top 10 overall recruit Stanford Samuels.

Few defensive backs in the class of 2017 have the notoriety or pursuit attached to that of five-star Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan cornerback Stanford Samuels III. He is an NFL legacy, the top high school cornerback in America and a top 10 overall prospect in the Scout300. 

On Saturday it was the Alabama Crimson Tide's chance to impress him as he was in town for its spring game, A-Day 2016. 

"It was pretty good man, I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot," he said. "Close to 70,000 fans at a spring game. I feel a little better than I did before (about Alabama)."

Samuels has long been a target for Nick Saban and company but Saturday offered the chance to get to know his would-be position coach a bit better. The rising-senior noted that time as what stood out the most on this visit.

"Definitely the talk I had with coach (Derrick) Ansley," he said."We're just building our relationship, this was my first time meeting him face to face. With Saban, we had a good long talk, he just told me I fit 'Bama perfectly.

"Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt and coach Saban are doing a great job."

Citing time watching the Crimson Tide secondary in action as "greatness," he was able to take in the event with many fellow south Floridians including top Alabama wide receiver prospect Jerry Jeudy

"They were saying the same things I said about the atmosphere," Samuels said. "And me and Jeudy always talk about 'Bama. Overall (the visit was) about a 7.5 and they're in my top four so they're in pretty good shape."

Florida StateMichigan and Georgia make up the remainder of the top group in a recruitment that could end "sometime soon." Samuels says no commitment date is yet set but other programs like Maryland and USC could receive visits in the near future, too.'s Corey Bender contributed to this story.

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