But UCLA is a very strong contender for him. He feels he can do big things if he were to take his game to Westwood.
"I really like UCLA because it is nearby," says Samples. "They have a great tradition there and I think if I went there I could make them a better team defensively." Coach Don Johnson is recruiting the free safety for the Bruins.
While he does not have any offers yet, Michael does not think they are too far off. "I have a feeling they are coming," he said.
If offers were given solely on attitude, he would already have a plethora. "I display a lot of leadership on the field and I have presence, period. I make the players around me better. I do not care if we are losing 41-0, I still think we are going to win. I have a lot of heart and character."
Samples will probably attend the UCLA one-day camp this summer and he is thinking about attending camps at Oregon and Cal, as well.
Michael carries a 3.3 core GPA and scored an 890 on his SAT. He is taking it again June 5th. He would like to major in something to do with Mathematics.