Carta-Samuels sticking to pledge

K.J. Carta-Samuels committed to Vanderbilt this summer and he said his commitment will stay firm unless there are coaching changes before he arrives on campus.
Coach James Franklin is one of the hottest young coaches in college football so it's something the 2014 quarterback from San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep is watching but not too worried about at this point.
Colleges continue to recruit the 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect who looked good at numerous 7on7 tournaments this off-season but Carta-Samuels said he's all Vanderbilt unless something changes on that end.
"It's slowed down a little bit," Carta-Samuels said. "Some schools are still in contact with me and they still will be because anything can happen in the recruiting process. I'm humble with it and I'll take it as it comes.
"It would definitely have to trigger for something on the coaches side whether coach got offered a new job. Anything can happen in the world of football so you have to be open to change but I'm set there now if nothing changes. If something happened then I'd always be up for something."
San Jose Bellarmine Prep opens this weekend and it's a whopper against Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, which again features numerous Division I prospects.
Carta-Samuels, who has a brother at Vanderbilt and that was one reason why he committed so early, said he's just excited to get things started and to play some real games.
"It's a breath of fresh air just to get into it," Carta-Samuels said. "These first three games are going to be good but I'm really looking forward to our league play.
"I definitely see the need to perform, that pressure has gone down. I'm going to try my best obviously but now I can go out and play games and win games. That's my huge focus instead of putting up the biggest numbers. I don't have to worry about anything else."