Bergen Building a Nice List

Having handled Illinois-bound offensive lineman Corey Lewis and talked to the head coach at East Stroudsburg South High School before, Sam Bergen is a name we have been hearing at Scout.com for almost two years now, ever since he became a varsity starter in his freshman year. We caught up with him for the first time this week and found out where he's looking.

Sam Bergen, a 6-foot, 225-pound middle linebacker from East Stroudsburg, Pa., already has an older brother playing at Stanford and is looking to pave his own way into college football after an impressive sophomore campaign where he made 89 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and a forced fumble. This summer he has camped at two schools and is being recruiting by a handful already.

"I camped at Notre Dame and then stopped by and camped at Michigan for day while I was out there," Bergen explained. "I'm also talking to schools like Stanford, Illinois, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Boston College already."

"Notre Dame was nice and I really like their history and tradition," Bergen said. "They have always been a school that I've liked and the campus and academics there are top-notch. The coaching staff told me to put together my first four games of the season and send them up so they can evaluate me early."

"My brother Max Bergen is out at Stanford, so I talk to them every once in a while and went out for camp as well. It is really nice out there and the campus is beautiful."

"Coach Dick Anderson from Penn State talked with me a little bit when he was recruiting my teammate Corey Lewis and even though I was a sophomore, I went up for their senior camp and performed," Bergen stated. "I actually did well with the guys older than me and am definitely interested in them."

Bergen was named first-team All-Area and All-League. He was also named first-team All-Area as a freshman starting varsity.

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