LSU picked up a big-time commitment on Saturday by adding five-star wide receiver Shelton Sampson Jr. The Catholic High product chose the Tigers over Texas A&M, Florida State and Alabama. Sampson Jr. spoke on the social media movement, #SheltonStays, that influenced his decision to commit to LSU:
“It was crazy, when I first saw it, I was shocked. That definitely played a big part in me coming, showing me how much they really wanted me.”
Why Not??? I’m staying home!! @WillTStout 🐯 #GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/NPOoL2T8tn
— Shelton Sampson Jr. (@sampson_shelton) August 6, 2022
According to 247sports, Sampson is the No. 3 overall recruit in Louisiana and No. 4 wide receiver nationally. In his junior season with Catholic High, Sampson hauled in 40 catches for 932 yards and eight touchdowns. He is also the No. 33 prospect overall in the class of 2023.
Sampson becomes the eighteenth commitment for LSU’s 2023 recruiting class. He is also the first five-star commit of the 2023 class for LSU, which includes 12 four-star commits and five three-stars. Sampson joins Jalen Brown to become part of Brian Kelly’s first full recruiting class.
With the commitment of Sampson, LSU currently sits at No. 7 in the 2023 Recruit Football Team Rankings.
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