Maria Carrillo LB Atoe receives two scholarship offers

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Maria Carrillo High linebacker Sam Atoe has received scholarship offers from San Diego State and Sacramento State.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Atoe received offers from both schools following Carrillo’s two-week spring practice, which ended in mid-May. Atoe is also a dynamic running back, but both schools see him as a linebacker or strong safety in college.
Atoe will attend Cal’s three-day team camp this weekend. He plans to attend one-day Rising Stars prospect camps at the University of Washington on June 22 and at USC on June 23. USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton attended Maria Carrillo’s spring practice.
Sacramento State head coach Marshall Sperbeck and San Diego State assistant coach Dan Ferrigno traveled to Santa Rosa after Carrillo’s spring practice and made offers.
Atoe is in no hurry to make a decision.
“I’m thinking I’m going to wait until after my senior season,” he said. “I’d like to just see how things go and see what colleges make the best offer.”
As a junior, Atoe collected 66 tackles, three interceptions, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. On offense, he rushed for 876 yards — averaging 8.5 yards a carry — and 13 touchdowns. He also returned two punts for touchdowns.