"I committed to Cal as a cornerback," said Samuels.
"I was their number one defensive back on their board," said Samuels. "I committed not too long ago. All the coaches were hyped."
In Samuels, the Bears land one of the fastest rising defensive backs in the Southland, who's recruitment shot up in the last few weeks.
In the end, the Bears presented the best opportunity for Samuels.
"They have everything I need, from a chance to get a great education to playing for a great football program," said Samuels.
Nationally, Samuels is ranked #28 at cornerback and is one of the top corners in the West.
"I'm very happy to get this process over with," said Samuels. "It also gives the coaches a chance to go and recruit other kids at my position. I'm thankful for every school who gave me a chance and who believed in my talent."
Samuels finished his junior season with 60 tackles, two fumbles caused and one sack. Academically, he has a 3.5 GPA and a 24 on the ACT.
Vachel Samuels 2007 Highlights --