Vaught on Sam Simpson: Part 4 of 5

"I kind of want to go into business or law. If I go into business management and then maybe go to culinary school, I could open my own restaurant and get into restaurant management," he said.

Sam Simpson credits his grandmother with getting him interested in cooking, even though he's quick to note he's not an accomplished chef.

"I kind of want to go into business or law. If I go into business management and then maybe go to culinary school, I could open my own restaurant and get into restaurant management," he said. "There are different things in law other than being a lawyer, too. I could be a judge or a lot of other things. That's why my career options are pretty open right now."

His recruiting choice was a similar type decision, and one his father said will impact the rest of his son's life.

"It is the most important decision other than becoming a Christian he has made in his life. I was going to give him every piece of advice. I played devil's advocate with him a lot. I hammered him about a lot of things as he was deciding where to go. I would say he ought go to Alabama or Tennessee and give the reasons why. I would put all that out there because wanted him to chew all that and make a decision for the right reasons," Simpson's father said.

"He is a pretty good judge of that. I credit his upbringing with his family and school for that. Character counts here at school, home and church. That is an important thing to him."

Kentucky coach Rich Brooks impressed the future Wildcat with the way he handled several off-field issues before the season began.

"Coach Brooks did not slander anyone in public. He handled things the right way, and that was part of Samuel's assessment about where he wanted to go to school," Sam Simpson said.

Perhaps that's because he has grown used to football being part of his life because his father is his coach.


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