February 5, 2014

Samuel will provide a spark





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Curtis Samuel

Wide Receiver

5-foot-11, 180 lbs.

Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Erasmus Hall Campus

Status: Enrolled

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The state of New York is not normally known as a hotbed for talent but 2014 was different and the Buckeyes pulled the top-ranked player in the state over a strong push by Rutgers. Samuel however held offers from coast-to-coast and from some of college football's heavy hitters (USC, Florida, Notre Dame, Miami to name a few). He is another one of Ohio State's seven early enrollees and hopes to be able to get into the mix early on the offensive side of the ball and/or special teams. Samuel played on the defensive side of the ball at the U.S. Army All-American game but don't look for that happening in Columbus.



Scouting Report: "When you listen to Urban Meyer talk about looking for speed and looking for guys that can "plant and go" Curtis Samuel is a prime example of that. Samuel has excellent top end speed but his ability to change direction and accelerate is what truly makes him special in the open field. Samuel is also more than just a scat back as he is a legitimate 5-foot-11, perhaps pushing 6-feet tall, and should play at over 200-pounds at the collegiate level. In terms of his skill set, he is a unique talent that can lineup at any of the wide receiver positions but could also be a 15-20 carry per game guy at running back. This is the type of player that you just find ways to get the ball in his hands and let him do his thing." - Givler




"He's a do-it-all athlete. He can catch, he's a great running back. He has awesome vision and he's just extremely explosive. I was at a game earlier this year where he rolled his ankle pretty good and two plays later he came back in the game, planted on that bad ankle, and just left everybody in the dust. He's a guy that will be that X-Factor for Ohio State down the line. He could even play on defense if they really needed him to, he's just a really special athlete." - Mid-Atlantic Analyst Adam Friedman






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