Other Visits Planned?

Jermaine Sams and the St. Paul's Wolves are 11-0 heading into tomorrow's second-round playoff game vs. New Iberia Senior High. What does Sams have to say about his team's perfect season and his commitment to SMU? Read further to get the details.

"I'm still committed to SMU," said St. Paul's wide receiver Jermaine Sams, who is equally dangerous returning kicks for the undefeated No. 3 Wolves. "Other schools are showing interest and I'm going to take my official visits - and see what all the schools are about - after the season ends."

Sams says that he plans on visiting Arkansas, Kentucky, SMU, and possibly some others.

"Kentucky just started recruiting me and they're on me heavy," he said. "I was supposed to visit SMU this weekend with Nyle (Johnson) and James Richardson, but I'm waiting until the season is over to make my visits. We start preparing for our next opponent each Saturday, and we don't want to have any distractions.

"I talk to Nyle almost every week and we've become good friends. I've also been talking to James a lot and we're pretty close. He's hands-down the best cornerback I faced this year. He's fast, physical, and he'll get in your face. He's not scared, whereas most corners are scared to get in your face. He's the real deal."

What's the outlook for tomorrow night's second-round playoff game?

"New Iberia is a really athletic team," Sams said. "They're fast and athletic on both offense and defense, but we're going to do what we always do, and that's just go out there and get the win."

Sams leads his team in receiving with 32 receptions for 584 yards (18.25 ypc) and 6 touchdowns. Moreover, he's stepping off almost 30 yards per kick return (11-315).

Not surprisingly, he's faced constant double-teams from secondaries.

"The deep route hasn't been there lately, because the defensive backs have been putting someone over the top (to assist the corner on his side).

"Our quarterback (Alec Duncan) has been mature and disciplined with his throws, and hasn't forced things. We've gone to the short routes instead."

If St. Paul's gets the W tomorrow night at home, they'll face the Acadiana/Zachary winner in the Class 5A quarterfinals.

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