Posted On: 10/17/20 5:42 PM

Highly regarded Sandia defensive end Sam CarrellSamCarrell6'4" | DLSandia | 2021StateNM, one of the top 2021 prospects in the state of New Mexico (our No. 2 overall), was caught between a rock and a hard place.

On one hand, he wanted desperately to play his senior season with his Sandia teammates. But on the other, when he committed to Baylor this past spring, he promised the Bears coaches he would enroll early in school and participate in spring practice.

So, when the New Mexico governor and the NMAA moved the high school football season to the spring, Carrell faced a difficult decision: finish out his exceptional high school career and renege on his promise to the Baylor coaches or keep true to his word.

He chose the latter.

Carrell will opt out of his senior season at Sandia and enroll at Baylor in January, he confirmed to Prep Redzone New Mexico.

“It is very difficult to leave my teammates and coaches at Sandia, but I also made a commitment to Baylor last May to be an early enrollee,” Carrell said. “I took classes this summer in order to graduate in December, so my plan since May was to play fall football and

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