Junior lineman hearing from Arizona

Dru Samia is hearing from a handful of schools, including Arizona. Read on to see what he is working to improve, thoughts on his recruitment, and more.

Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley High School offensive lineman Dru Samia is a raw prospect who has shown some very appealing qualities to college coaches.

"I feel right now my best skill is run blocking," Samia said. "Coaches have told me they like my frame and that they think I can get after the defensive lineman. Plus, when I get to the second level I can take out the linebacker.

"I need to work on my pass blocking. From time to time, I've had some problems with quicker guys who can beat me off the snap."

Knowing his weaknesses, the 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman has a plan to improve this off-season.

"I'm going to basically live in the weight room," Samia said. "I have to get stronger and continue to transform my body, because a lot of these guys now a days are super strong and everyone at the next level has to be strong.

"I also need to work on improving my quickness, which will help me take on the quick rushers all over college football. I'm going to do a bunch of agility drills and stuff like that. "

Samia's skills and work ethic have helped draw the interest of college coaches.

"I hear from a lot of different schools, especially on the West Coast," Samia said. "I don't have any favorites really, but there are some schools I'm interested in."

One of the schools that Samia is interested in is Arizona.

"I haven't been in close touch with them or anything, but I've heard they like me," he said. "I'm continuing to get stuff from them, so we'll see where everything leads with that."

There is one factor that could play a major role in Samia's choice.

"I would like to go to a place where there is a chance for early playing time," he said. "I want to earn it, but I would like the opportunity."

A college decision doesn't appear to be in the near future.

"I have no idea when I will decide," Samia said. "I want to keep improving and hearing from as many schools as possible. Then I will decide which school will work best for me."


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