Sampson has great time at KU

JaKarr Sampson made his first official visit of the year the 6-foot-8 forward came away very impressed with what he saw in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Border War between Kansas and Missouri was an absolute classic. The Jayhawks had some key recruits on campus, one of them being class of 2012 forward Jakarr Sampson. Sampson came into the visit liking Kansas quite a bit, and the game did nothing but help cement his thoughts.

Decibel levels were very quite high at Phog Allen Fieldhouse to the point where communicating between people sitting next to each other couldn't take place, and for Sampson it was something that blew him away.

"Man it was crazy I got goose bumps from how loud it was," said Sampson. "I never have been to a game like this before. The crowd and atmosphere was just crazy."

Sitting there Sampson said he and the other recruits definitely envisioned themselves playing on the Allen Fieldhouse floor.

"I thought about what it would be like to play there for sure," said Sampson. "I think all the recruits thought that. It was so loud and such a good atmosphere. I came to the right game for sure."

Even with the incredible atmosphere no commitment was made, but Sampson did admit that the thought crossed his mind in the heat of the moment.

"Yeah I kind of thought about committing I can't lie, but I want to take my visits and that was my plan all along," said Sampson.

While no visit has been set up yet, they will take place to Florida and Providence.

Providence head coach Ed Cooley has been a fixture watching Brewster Academy this season, and it is something that Sampson has taken major notice of.

"Coach Cooley has been doing a crazy job," said Sampson. "He is the head coach recruiting me the hardest. He comes to my games and my practices, and I see him a lot."

Also the Florida Gators have done an excellent job and Sampson is looking forward to his visit to Gainesville.

"Florida always has a good program and Coach (Norm) Roberts and Coach (Billy) Donovan are great coaches," said Sampson. "I can't wait to see them and to see the campus."

Overall the first visit for Sampson was a good one and both Providence and Florida now know where the bar is set.

"I had an unbelievable time," Sampson explained. "It was fun seeing Naadir (Tharpe), (Thomas Robinson), and the Morris twins. It was just fun it was overall great and I can't wait for the rest of my visits."

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