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LSU Signs 5-Star WR Shelton Sampson Jr.

Boom! The Tigers’ 2023 class adds 5-star wide receiver Shelton Sampson, after a long-awaited commitment. A Baton Rouge native, Sampson Jr. gives the Tigers a tremendous in-state win for head coach Brian Kelly and this LSU program.

Sampson Jr. is committed No. 18 in the 2023 class after the Tigers also welcomed 4-star offensive lineman Tyree Adams last week. This is a huge victory for wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton and LSU staff, who bring in a tremendous skill set prospect poised to be a weapon for the foreseeable future.

Sampson Jr. caps off an eye-opening first day of the Early Signing Period for LSU, Tigers sign all 25 commits.

LSU has secured 5-star wide receiver Shelton Sampson Jr. after the electrifying wideout signed his letter of intent on Wednesday at Catholic High. 

He joins Zalance Heard and Dashawn Womack as 5-star prospects to sign to LSU today. 

Sampson Jr. is box office. For the Tigers to sign the Baton Rouge native and lock him into what this program is building is a huge victory for this program. 

Sampson Jr. chose LSU over Alabama, Florida State, and Texas A&M, among others. The Louisiana product will now pair up with high 4-star wide receiver Jalen Brown, with the two poised to be the next great duo in Death Valley.

Here’s what Brown told LSU Country earlier this week on what Sampson Jr. brings to this program:

“Me and Shelton, if he comes to LSU, is going to be crazy,” Brown said. “There’s always that duo at LSU that competes for a national championship. Odell and Jarvis. Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. I feel like him and I would be the next generation of that duo.”