Sam says the Buckeyes are hot on his trail. "I will visit Ohio State Dec. 6-8," he said. "Ohio State is paying alot of attention to me right now... I like the power running tradition at Ohio State and the business school."
What about coming all the way to Ohio from California?
"It is not too far away from home," he said.
It turns out Sam is excellent on both sides of the ball and likes defense better.
"I play guard and defensive tackle," he said. "I prefer defense, but everybody is recruiting me for offense. Ohio State is recruiting me as a guard."
Early playing time does not sound like it will be a big factor.
"I would like to play early if possible, but it really doesn't matter," he said.