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VIDEO: O'Maury Samuels bursts on to recruiting scene after Nike Opening performance

If college recruiters didn’t know Los Lunas (N.M.) running back O’Maury Samuels before, they know him now.

Samuels posted the top Nike+ Football Rating score of the year during a testing day Saturday at AT&T Stadium with a mark of 142.41. The number is a composite of the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump and power ball toss. He then went out Sunday at The Opening Regional in the Dallas area  and hit 138, which included 4.4 in the 40 and a 44 inch vertical.

He left with an invitation to the Final in July in Oregon.

Samuels, who averaged nearly eight yards per carry and had 21 touchdowns last season, had an offer from New Mexico State when the weekend began, added an offer from Texas-San Antonio over the weekend and saw his number of Twitter followers increase with coaches from Notre Dame, USC, Baylor and Utah among those who have been in contact or expressed interest.

The good news kept coming Wednesday when Samuels received an offer from Michigan.