Huskers set to host tall, athletic WR

Athletes are usually defined by being able to do a lot of things well. In most cases, it's their ability in another sport. Sometimes, football recruits are about equals in another sport they play. This player is no different. With over ten offers in hand, this athletic wide receiver also has a chance to play basketball at any of those schools too.

For most, football practice is starting back up again. Raevon Samuel actually started practice today with Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs.

"Everything is real good," Samuel said. "We really start practice tomorrow morning (Friday)."

Samuel didn't have a lot of time to dedicate to playing or practicing football this summer. His time was spent playing another sport, all summer.

"I didn't really work on football this summer. I had a lot of basketball tournaments."

Regardless of being able to put some time in this summer, Samuel is a force on the football field. He is a go to guy in the red zone and has the ability to take it to the house at any time.

"My quickness and my footwork. I can do anything, but my favorite is to go deep and do the fade route."

"We get to about the 12 yard line, or at least 20 in, they just throw the ball up and I can go and get it. I like to do that."

Samuel is put together well, physically. At 6-foot-4 he is about 190-pounds and runs a 4.5/40. He had a very good year last year as a junior.

"I had 57 catches for 937 yards and 13 touchdowns. I averaged over 13 yards per catch."

"I was first team all-state or something. I really don't concern myself with stats or honors. I have too much to do."

Samuel said that he doesn't get caught up in accolades. They are merely a distraction from what he really needs to do and to accomplish.

"I try not to listen to it. Everyone starts talking to me about how good I am doing and I lose focus on what I need to do."

Samuel also hasn't gotten caught up in college football recruiting either. He had some idea how many offers he was up to and who they were from, but didn't know them all.

"I don't know for sure. I have at least 12 or 13 offers. They are all big offers to me. They are all DI."

"I have offers from Rutgers, Nebraska, West Virginia, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, UNLV and Nevada. Those are the only ones I remember."

There are a couple of things that Samuel is looking for specifically in a school. Other than that, no one is the favorite and he is wide open at this time.

"A school that really throws the ball and academics. I haven't thought about my favorites at all."

While Samuel is wide open, he still has his first official visit set for September. "I have an official visit set up to Nebraska for the USC game on September 14. That is the only one."

"I just really want to see that game and their campus. Coach Wagner has been recruiting me from Nebraska. I want to see how I could fit in at Nebraska."

Coach Dennis Wagner is one of Nebraska's top recruiters and has told Samuel that he could be a big part of the success at Nebraska. "He did tell me that I could be part of their winning program. He also told me that I would help out a lot if I came there."

Other than what Coach Wagner has told Samuel, Samuel admits that he doesn't know a lot about Nebraska or it's program. "No, I don't know anything really about Nebraska."

Samuel went on to say that it's his desire to play both football and basketball in college. He said that everyone will accommodate his wishes. "All of the schools that I am talking to have said that I could play both sports in college. I want to play both sports in college."

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