Service academy life is not for every college football player, as Sean Samuels found out recently.
Coming out of high school in New Jersey, Samuels was a member of Navy’s 2016 recruiting class. His stay in Annapolis turned into a bief one, however, as the running back confirmed to NJ.com that he has been granted permission to leave the academy and transfer elsewhere.
Simply put, Samuels wanted more football and less military in his life, triggering his decision.
“It just wasn’t for me. When I know something, I know it. And I felt I needed to choose a different route,” Samuels told the website. “I went through boot camp, I went through the hard parts. But when it came down to it, I just wasn’t happy there. …
“When you’re there, you are really doing military stuff and not really focused on football as much as I though we would. And I just wanted to focus on football.”
According to Samuels, he’s already “getting looks from Nebraska and Old Dominion,” although he’s gotten a scholarship offer from neither. He’s also hoping to talk to Rutgers, which appears to be his top choice for a transfer destination.
Regardless of where he ultimately lands, Samuels doesn’t expect to be added to a roster until January.