Colin Samuel does not have an offer from Cal yet but he's pretty confident the Golden Bears like him a lot and the reverse is also true especially after he visited Berkeley last weekend for the junior day.
The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback, who recently transferred from Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany, said he really liked the campus and is hopeful Cal comes after him harder in the coming months.
"I liked it a lot," Samuel said. "The coaches knew what they were talking about. I liked all the facilities because everything was brand new.
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"The feeling of the campus itself makes me feel like I was at home. I like all the trees and everything and all the people. It makes me feel like I'm at home. The football team is up-and-coming. They're going to have a good year."
Samuel, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound three-star prospect, might have to wait a while for an offer.
The Long Beach Poly standout said he was told Cal will stop by spring practice but the coaches want to see him work out before sending an offer.
"They said they're probably going to do it in spring when somebody comes out and watches me practice," Samuel said.
"They said they only offer people who they think are going to commit. They're just starting to get to know me so they're still analyzing me."
Samuel is still running track so he hasn't started with spring football workouts yet. Poly might have the best secondary in the country and the three-star said he's excited to join it.
"I haven't started practicing with them yet," Samuel said.
"I'm doing track right now but I can't wait. Everybody seems like they're excited and the secondary is great. We could be one of the best in the nation, if not the best. I feel like we're going to have a great year."
Samuel has been offered by Colorado State, Fresno State and San Diego State so far. New interest is coming in from Boston College, Mississippi State, Arizona State, USC and Wyoming.