Naples cornerback, Sammy Faustin committed to the University of Michigan last August and recently had his official visit to the University of Michigan campus.

Faustin was one of four Collier County defensive backs to make the Daily News All-Area first team, and has received scholarship offers from other colleges, such as Boston College and Virginia.

Measuring 6’2, Faustin is a valuable target for many football programs around the country. Faustin is ranked number 4 on The Big 15, Southwest Florida’s Top Recruits, and is the fifth Collier County football player to commit to a power conference school. Faustin took special care in looking for programs that suited him best when looking to commit to a college.

“I look for the environment and the people I am going to be around,” Faustin stated. “The feel of the school and what it’s like.”

The University of Michigan is a top-ranked public university and focuses on academics, arts, and athletics. Michigan’s main website informs prospective students that UM’s focus on multidisciplinary studies allows students to alter their academic experiences to their career and life goals.

“When I went there it felt like home,” Faustin stated. “They have good academics and a good football team.”

College coaches seek talented players by going to high schools and evaluating the potential they have for college teams. Student athletes who are chosen receive scholarship offers. Rankings and talent are things coaches look for in a player.

“He’s long, lean, and athletic, it starts there but it doesn’t end there,” Naples football head coach Bill Kramer stated. “His work ethic has helped set him apart.”

Now that football season has ended, Naples High School can look forward to watching Faustin play in blue and gold as he continues to soar at University of Michigan.