Jamar Samuels Banging with the Best in D.C.

In this report, WeAreDePaul.com talks with Washington D.C. Archbishop Carroll high school forward Jamar Samuels. The class of 2007 prospect discusses his recruitment and his play this spring on the AAU circuit with D.C. Assault.

With DePaul losing Keith Butler, Lorenzo Thompson, and Marcus Heard following the 2006-2007 season, Jerry Wainwright and the DePaul coaching staff will make it a point to concentrate on recruiting some big men for the class of 2007. One of the recruits being targeted is 6-7 185 pound power forward Jamar Samuels from Washington, D.C. (Archbishop Carroll High). Samuels may be a bit undersized, but to him it does not matter. "Rebounding is one of my strengths," said Samuels. "I like sizing down with some of the bigger guys and stuff like that."

Recently, DePaul assistant coach Ramon Williams was in D.C to scout Samuels. "I got some contact from DePaul," Jamar said. "He (Williams) came to one of our practices."

For his efforts he has been hearing from lots of high-major schools including DePaul. But he has also received interest from Georgetown, NC State, Clemson, Stanford, Syracuse, Marquette, SMU, Virginia, Charlotte, and Kansas State. However, he does have some favorites. "I really like Georgetown," expressed Samuels. He also went on to say that he wants to take his time in his recruiting, but said that he wants to visit Georgetown, NC State, and Marquette first. "Those are my top three choices at the moment."

Look for Jamar Samuels this spring and summer on the AAU circuit with D.C Assault. He is also planning to be a participant at the Adidas ABCD camp in July.

Check in with WeAreDePaul.com for updates on Samuels' recruitment and others in the coming weeks.

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