On Sunday, five-star Catholic (Baton Rouge) receiver Shelton Sampson Jr. narrowed his list of schools to four and set a commitment date for Aug. 6. The Tigers, considered a heavy favorite for Sampson, naturally cut Alabama, Florida State, and Texas A&M.
“That’s my hometown and they treat me like family,” Sampson told On3 regarding LSU’s coaching staff.
Coach Brian Kelly’s 2023 class already ranks in the top 10 and features a top-100 receiver in Miami prospect Jalen Brown, but he may be about to boost the class even higher in the rankings. Sampson is the No. 33 overall prospect and No. 4 receiver, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
He holds two Crystal Ball predictions to the Tigers from 247Sports, and On3 lists LSU as an 89.4% favorite to land him. A surprise could always come next Saturday, but Kelly is in an excellent position to land the hometown prospect.