Colleges from across the country are already taking notice of Wayne (N.J.) De Paul Catholic defensive tackle Davion Samuels. The 2012 lineman hasn't landed an offer to date, but is inching closer as numerous schools are interested.
"Recruiting is going really good," he said. "Miami is really, really interested. I've received a handwritten letter from one of the coaches there. That's the only school that has written a handwritten letter. I also am getting stuff from Oregon, UCLA, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Marshall and Syracuse.
"All of the schools are just saying how they're interested."
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To date, Samuels has only visited Rutgers briefly.
"Rutgers was actually nice. I went on June 27th," he said. "I was surprised cause a lot of people have told me Rutgers is good, but something, it changed my mind. I got to see the weight room and it's a real nice place."
Meanwhile, does the lineman like anybody else so far?
"Miami," he stated. "I really like Miami, it's just the city and I hear so much about it. It seems like a nice place."
Samuels has ties to one school in Louisville as his cousin is former Louisville basketball player Samardo Samuels who is now playing with the Chicago Bulls.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder posted 50 tackles, two forced fumble and one sack on his way to all-league honors as a sophomore last season.
"I think what sticks out about me is my quickness off the ball," he said. "I'm really strong at the point of attack."