Sam Block grew up an
Sam hails from a long line of
football talent, his father King Block Jr., played linebacker at Nebraska from
1973-77, playing with current ISU offensive coordinator Barney Cotton. His
grandfather, King Block Sr., was a linebacker coach at
With all of that Husker history,
"I wouldn't mind going there, but I want to go where I want to go - not where [my father] went," Sam said.
King Jr. said there was no more
pressure for Sam to go to
"The best way to look at this is, it has to be a good fit for my son and right now we're just looking around," he said.
He has no offers yet, be has been
receiving interest from
"We're just weighing everything out
to see what happens," King Jr. said. "We probably won't have a decision until
the middle of the season. We have to look at all the options. He's a real good
student in science so obviously
Sam carries a 3.5 GPA entering his
senior season at
Last season he was second on his high school team in tackles and had three interceptions.
"I learned a lot from last year and will hopefully be better this year," Sam said.
The Blocks drove up from
"It's fantastic," King Jr. said. "It's a great camp, a tremendous university…a great organization."
Sam, who clocks in at 4.7 in the 40, said the best part of the camp so far has been the contact.
"I've had a lot of fun putting the pads on and hitting somebody," he said.
With King Sr. and other family
members still residing in
"It'd be easier for all my relatives to come watch me," Sam said. "They wouldn't have to drive hours to watch me."
King Sr. coached at
"The facilities are second to none
in the Big 12," King Sr. said. "The [players] got a little bigger and faster and
King Jr. agreed: "Their whole program under Coach McCarney has really raised itself to a real high level, so it'd be an honor for any kid to go to school here."