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Carta-Samuels getting noticed

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A couple months ago, K.J. Carta-Samuels was one of the top quarterbacks at the IMG Madden 7on7 tournament in Redondo Beach, Calif., but the 2014 quarterback from San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep had not been hearing from any colleges yet.
That has changed in a big way in just a short time.
Carta-Samuels, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect, said Alabama, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and others have been showing interest and he's excited how things are going early in his recruitment.
"I'm just receiving more interest but nothing big yet," Carta-Samuels said.
"They're building up from this exposure I'm getting at all these 7on7 tournaments so it's been awesome."
Vanderbilt could become a serious player for Carta-Samuels because his brother, Austyn, transferred to play for the Commodores from Wyoming and the 2014 standout said he's definitely interested in that program.
"It's a pretty big factor because I've visited there and I've made relationships with his friends and I've seen the community and it's an awesome place," Carta-Samuels said.
"I definitely have interest in it but I'm going to be open to other schools, too, because it's still early."
It could be a busy summer for Carta-Samuels, one of the top prospects at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 tournament in Santa Maria, Calif., this past weekend.
The 2014 quarterback is expected to attend camps at Vanderbilt, Stanford and Cal, the Oregon NIKE Camp and possibly some others as well.
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