Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed RB Josh Samuel

Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed RB Josh Samuel. WKU Insider takes a closer look at the Hilltoppers signee.

http://www.scout.com/player/201383-josh-samuel?s=468

BIO:  Josh Samuel is a three-star running back that proved effective both on the ground and in the passing attack. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards this past fall, while also totaling over 350 receiving yards as a senior at Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett.  He's rated as the nation's No. 71 running back prospect by Scout.com.

RECRUITMENT:  Samuel committed to the Hilltoppers over a scholarship offer from Minnesota and Georgia Southern, plus high interest from Auburn, Kentucky, Virginia and Wake Forest.

EVALUATION:  Tremendously impressive physically with a 325 pound bench press and a 37 inch vertical.  Has a nice burst to explode through an opening for big yardage.  Not afraid to create contact.

QUOTABLE:  "I've just been working out getting ready for the next level which is college football."

BOTTOM LINE: Samuel has the size and skill to continue the string of high-performing Hilltopper running backs.


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