Asante Samuel Jr. unveiled his top 10 schools on Monday. To little surprise, the list is filled with powerful programs.
Asante Samuel Jr., a 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback prospect for the 2018 recruiting class, released his top 10 schools on Monday, and the list is stacked with powerhouse programs.
Samuel’s schools are, in alphabetical order: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
In parsing the list, Ohio State immediately jumps out, given that Nick Bosa – younger brother to Joey – played alongside Samuel at St. Thomas Aquinas High Schools and will suit up for the Buckeyes this fall.
Miami is another interesting mention on the list – not so much in that Samuel’s hometown school made the top 10, but more the tangential storylines with Hurricanes.
In 15 seasons as head coach at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt only signed one player (Geno Atkins) from St. Thomas Aquinas – one of Florida’s premier football programs, which resides in the backyard of where Richt played college ball.
In order to stem that tide, current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart blanketed St. Tomas Aquinas with nine scholarships in a single clip – essentially dropping a recruiting carpet bomb in order to infiltrate the system. As far as Samuel’s recruitment is concerned – at least at the moment – none of it matters. Richt and Miami made the cut; Smart and Georgia didn’t.
Samuel is a 4-star prospect and the son of former Super Bowl champion and All-Pro cornerback Asante Samuel, Sr.
Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.