It has been a wild week for Allen (Texas) linebacker Christian Sam as college offers poured in.
Sam entered the week with offers from SMU and Boise State and several other programs showing interest. Then last Thursday an offer arrived from Baylor. Before the day was out Texas Tech put a scholarship on the table. Friday saw Oklahoma offer. San Diego State was next on Tuesday. Then Oregon State jumped on board Wednesday.
For those keeping count that is five offers in seven days. Not a bad week at all.
"It feels good to know all the hard work I put in has paid off," Sam said. "A lot of people recognize me. It feels good."
It is still early and Sam is in no rush to decide, but two programs have piqued his interest.
"I would have to say as of now OU and Tech are really catching my eye," Sam said. "OU it's a great program and a great place. It's not just a good football town they have good academics too. Texas Tech they're a young, new staff and they show a lot of love."
While he does not have a decision planned, he does have an idea about how he wants to handle the process.
"I want to take a few visits so I can know for sure that's where I belong," Christian said. "I don't want to make a decision too early. That's where I'm going to be for the next three or four years so I want to make sure it's the right place for me. My parents have to approve too. I couldn't really give a timetable for that."
Next up for Sam are a few college visits. He has not planned everything out, but he will take on visit this weekend and has another in the works in the near future.
"I'm going to Tech this week and I think OU wants me down there for their junior day March 9," Sam said. "I'm not too sure about that one. They gave me their spring schedule so I can go up there anytime and I'm definitely going to take advantage of that."
As a junior, Sam recorded 57 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and a defensive touchdown. He helped lead Allen to a 15-1 record and the 5A Division I State Championship while earning honorable mention all-district honors.