Junior to Watch: Jeff Samardzija
School: Valparaiso, Ind.
Position: Wide receiver
Size and speed: Samardzija is 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds. He has been timed at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.
Statistics: Samardzija has been a varsity starter since his freshman season when he caught 29 passes. During his junior season he caught 51 passes for close to 1200 yards. Samardzija has a 3.5 GPA.
Favorite Schools: Purdue, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Northwestern.
Skinny: Samardzija, one of the top prospects in the state of Indiana, has four Midwest schools sitting at the top of his list. One has already offered a scholarship.
"I'm definitely interested in Notre Dame, Michigan, Purdue, and Northwestern," Samardzija said. "Those are my top ones."
"Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Penn State, Indiana those are some other ones I'm interested in."
"I've been to junior days at Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, and Michigan. I was invited to Illinois and Tennessee, but I couldn't make it."
"I don't really have one favorite, just those top four. Purdue has offered me a scholarship."