Samoodi Waiting for Division I Offer

Bijon Samoodi from Servite High School in Anaheim, California is receiving increased recruiting attention from several Division I programs here of late. Due to the recruiting quiet period that corresponds with the bowl season, Samoodi hasn't heard directly from those recruiting him, but he is hoping that at least one Division I offer will come his way once the quiet period is over.

Bijon Samoodi is a 5-foot-8-inch, 170-pound cornerback prospect from Servite High School and was named First-Team All-CIF and his league's defensive MVP last season. Samoodi recorded 102 tackles, three interceptions and a blocked field goal last season, and has received increased recruiting attention as a result thereof.

"Yeah, a lot of big schools started contacting me right before the recruiting quiet period," said Samoodi. "I was able to schedule some trips with both BYU and SMU, and hopefully I get an offer."

Samoodi currently holds offers from Montana State and Stony Brook, but like most recruits, he is interested in playing Division I football.

"I don't have a D-I offer yet, but I'm hopeful," said Samoodi. "I want to play in the Pac-10, WAC or Mountain West real bad, so hopefully I get an offer here soon after the quiet period."

Samoodi doesn't have a favorite school and will wait until all of his offers come in until he decides. He feels that before the quiet period SMU was recruiting him the hardest and was most likely to offer, followed closely by BYU.

"SMU seemed real interested in me, BYU too, and I have trips scheduled to both schools," said Samoodi. "I'll visit BYU on January 9th and SMU on the 23rd of that month."

Samoodi has also received a lot of recruiting attention from Missouri and Washington here of late.

"Coach Sarkisian seemed to really like me and he's the new coach for Washington," said Samoodi. "Hopefully they offer because I'd love to play up there."

Samoodi is admittedly not too familiar with the schools that are recruiting him lately, but hopes to learn more as he takes his trips.

"I know that BYU has a really good program and I like how they play," said Samoodi. "I don't know much more than that, other than they're a school with really high standards, but I'm sure I'll learn all about them on my trip there. I like what I've heard, and if BYU were to offer, then I'd definitely consider playing there,"

Samoodi is obviously a bit undersized at 5 feet 8 inches, which has probably staved off a lot of potential interest, but he feels that he can play with anyone and can play at the Division I level.

"I played against some real good competition in high school and I held my own," said Samoodi. "It seems as if several top programs have noticed that I can play and I'm thankful for that, and hopefully I get at least one Division I offer because that's where I want to play."


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