One of the top surprises in the Ventra (Calif.) St. Bonaventure-Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany game last weekend was 2015 cornerback Colin Samuel.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect has tremendous athleticism, is physical at the line and does a great job breaking on the ball.
Samuel is already starting to see his recruitment pick up and the 2015 standout said one local program especially stands out.
"I just like the UCLA campus," Samuel said.
"If they're willing to keep me at corner then that would be a good thing. I like playing corner so whoever is going to keep me there I'll consider them."
UCLA, Colorado, Nebraska, USC, Tennessee and New Mexico are showing early interest in Samuel, who has shut down some of the better receivers in Southern California already in his junior season. He could grow into a safety but he is more than capable playing corner in college.
The Mission Hills Alemany standout said UCLA stands out the most early on. It's still early but he's been impressed with the Bruins.
"The facilities are great," Samuel said. "They have really good coaches. I like the coaches a lot. I met (defensive backs coach) Demetrice Martin one time and he's a pretty good guy and they want me playing cornerback."