High School

Spanish Fort QB Samsel more comfortable, ready for 2017 season

Spanish Fort senior quarterback Jack Samsel is confident that he and his team will succeed this football season. After transferring from Baker High School last fall, it took a while for Samsel to settle in to his new home as a Toro.

According to an article by AL.com’s Ben Thomas, Samsel admits transferring and being on a new team was not easy.

“’I just had to learn as I went,’ said Samsel. ‘It’s much different now. I’ve been in the weight room with these guys all offseason. I feel like I’ve got a lot of chemistry with this team.

‘I’m more comfortable with the playbook, and I’m way more relaxed.’”

From several quarterback injuries last season, Toros coach Ben Blackmon gave Samsel a chance to prove his worth against Foley, and he did just that. Going 16-of-19 for 169 yards and two touchdowns, Blackmon knew playing Samsel was the right decision.

“He then led the team to wins over Saraland(33-7), B.C. Rain (31-20) and LeFlore (25-6) to close out the regular season” Thomas wrote in his article.

Although Samsel does not have any official offers yet, Florida, South Carolina, LSU, Ole Miss, and Alabama has shown interest in the 6-foot-3, 208-pound QB.

If he puts on a show this 2017 season, Samsel will have his first offer in no time.

The first High School Game Day of 2017 will be at Spanish Fort from 6-9 a.m. on August 25. This will also be the WNSP Game of the Week, with the Toros hosting McGill-Toolen for the season opener.

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