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An early enrollee in the spring that made an immediate impact, appearing in 13 games and making his first career start against ULM…totaled 27 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and a sack…cemented his place in the FSU-Miami rivalry, earning his first career interception vs. the 13th-ranked Hurricanes…earned his second career interception on senior day against Delaware State…recorded three tackles and his first collegiate sack at Florida…forced a fumble against Southern Miss in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.


Consensus top five cornerback prospect in the nation and rated a five-star, No. 10 nationally and No. 2 cornerback by Scout…ranks No. 37 overall and No. 5 corner by 247Sports, No. 42 overall and No. 5 cornerback by Rivals, and No. 31 on the ESPN300…invited to the Under Armour All-America Game and ‘The Opening’…the 2016 All-Broward Defensive Player of the Year from the Sun-Sentinel…named to the 2016 All-USA Today Florida first team…a Seminole legacy, his father, Stanford Samuels Jr., played at FSU from 1999-2003 and coaches at Flanagan…led Flanagan to a state championship as a junior in 2015, sealing the victory with a pick-six…chose Florida State over offers from Alabama, Michigan, and Georgia, among others.