Caleb Sampson

La DT Caleb Sampson Reopens Recruiting Process

Louisiana defensive tackle Caleb Sampson, who was committed to Tulane, has offers from Missouri and Kansas State.

Northlake Christian High School (Covington, La.) senior defensive tackle Caleb Sampson committed to Tulane this summer has seen his recruiting options expand over the past few months. Now Sampson wants to take a closer look at those options.

On Friday, Sampson decommitted from Tulane.

“I would like to thank the Tulane family for blessing me with an opportunity to live out my dreams and play college ball…,” Sampson wrote in a note posted on his Twitter account, “but I feel God has something in store for me that’s greater… so I will be reopening my recruiting process.”

Sampson’s announcement came a few hours after Louisiana Class of 2017 cornerback Adam Sparks decommitted from Vanderbilt. Both Sampson and Sparks recently took official visits to Missouri

A 6-foot-4, 285-pounder, Sampson committed to Tulane in late June but picked up an offer from Missouri, his first SEC offer, in mid October and then an offer from Kansas State, his first Big 12 offer, this week.

When he received the offer from Missouri, Sampson said, “It’s another option for me to look at. I mean I’m taking it slow, just really making sure I make the right decision and visit places and all that so I can be positive with my decision.”

Now Sampson is reopening his recruitment and exploring his options.

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