Samuel Staying Patient

The Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany cornerback, Colin Samuel, is waiting for his first offer and UCLA is a school he's hearing from...

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany cornerback Colin Samuel (6-2, 190), had a productive junior season and now he's hoping that cranks up his recruitment.

While Samuel is waiting for his first offer, a number of schools have expressed interest in him.

"I've heard from Washington, Oregon State, USC, UCLA, Boise State, San Jose State, Cal, Michigan State, Colorado, Northwestern and Vanderbilt," said Samuel. "Schools are just waiting to see a little more of me."

Samuel made his case this past fall, helping Alemany win the Serra League title and earn a spot in the CIF-SS Pac-5 semifinals and against one of the toughest schedules in the West.

"All the receivers I've been going against each week are D-I guys, so I think the offers will be coming soon," said Samuel.

Samuel said his size allows him to play a couple of positions.

"Washington talked about playing safety, a couple of schools have said that but a lot like me as a corner," said Samuel. "There are not many long corners that can move like I can with my height and size."

Samuel said a few schools are standing out to him.

"Right now I'm really in to USC and UCLA and I like Michigan State a lot," said Samuel. "I love that Michigan State defense, it's probably my favorite defense. Of course, UCLA and USC are close to home. I went to a bunch of their games this year."

Samuel said if a Midwest school offered, or any school outside of the West for that matter, offered, he'd certainly be open to it.

"Yeah, I would go out of state," said Samuel. "I don't think it really matters, I'll play anywhere."

This spring, Samuel will attend the Los Angeles NFTC and potentially B2G.

Academically, he has a core 3.0, with a current 3.5 and will take the SAT in the spring.

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