2014: Redshirted the 2014 season ... a regular on the travel squad despite not seeing any game action ... won the team's Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad MVP award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League as a quarterback last season ... led Bells to an 8-4 record and the semifinals of the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs as a senior in 2013 ... invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following senior year ... as a junior in 2012, completed 70-of-129 passes for 1,230 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 632 yards and 12 TDs on 129 carries ... team went 11-2 and made it to the championship game of the playoffs in his junior season ... earned WCAL Junior of the Year and first-team all-league in 2012 ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... rivals.com ranked him the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the nation, the No. 26 overall prospect in California and the No. 225 recruit in the nation ... rated the No. 14 "pocket passer" in the country and the No. 27 overall recruit in California and No. 264 in the nation by ESPN ... scout.com tabbed him the No. 23 quarterback prospect in the country and the No. 35 recruit in California ... older brother, Austyn, was the starting quarterback at Vanderbilt last season, his senior year ... father, James Samuels, played at Utah State, as did his uncle ... played for coach Michael Janda.