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Samuels is the real deal

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Three-star cornerback Vachel Samuels (6-1, 190, 4.44) from Lynwood, Calif., has blown up this spring and if he continues to impress as he has the last two weekend at the UCLA and USC camp you can be assured there are going to be several more scholie opportunities come his way in the very near future. At both camps, he was one of the best corners in attendance.
"UCLA talked to my coach and they are very interested in me," Samuels said. "USC assistant coach Ken Norton Jr. came by my school and told my coach that the Trojans were interested in me and that's the reason that I went to their because they wanted to see me up close."
"I was thinking about going to the B2G (Beyond 2000 Elite) Camp, but I think I'm done with camps for now," Samuels said. "My team has a lot of passing league tournaments and it is now time for me to focus on my team and my senior season."
"We will compete against Carson in one passing league tournament," Samuels said. "I'm looking forward matching up with (USC commit) Morrell Presley. We will also hook up with Newhall (Calif.) Hart and looking forward that as well."
Samuels showed off his lockdown coverage skills at both UCLA and USC camps. He showed outstanding technique, footwork and instincts. He also displayed the competitive spirit that you like to see in all football players.
According to Samuels, UCLA is waiting on his ACT score and then he may get an offer. To show how competitive Samuels is, he took the ACT and then went straight to USC's camp last Saturday.
In an earlier interview with Lynwood, Calif., coach, Mark Williams, he had the following to say about his talented cornerback.
"Vachel is the real deal," Williams said. "I have been coaching for 10 years and I don't talk or hype about players unless they deserve it and he deserves it."
It was a good thing that Samuels went to the USC camp because he was given attention by the coaching staff after the camp.
"One of the most impressive things about Vachel is; his best games are against the best competition," Williams said. "That's what good players do play well in big games and that's Vachel."
Samuels certainly proved that statement over the course of the two weeks at the UCLA and USC Camps.
Williams continued to lavish praise on Samuels.
"I think at the end of the day when people see Vachel in action," Williams said. "He will be considered one of the best corners on the west coast."
"Vachel is the complete corner," Williams said. "He can play bump or zone. We play them both and he does them well."
For his junior season, Samuels was a first-team all-league selection after racking 55 tackles, three pass deflections, and two sacks.
Samuels currently has 10 offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State, Boise State, Fresno State and Nebraska.
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