Recruiting: Sampson Showing School Spirit

Wide receiver Lanear Sampson of North Mesquite, Texas, was showing school spirit when we caught up to him as he was supporting the North Mesquite Stallions soccer team in the playoffs. The 6-0, 192-pound wide receiver was at the Scout combine at Valley Ranch, Texas (Dallas Cowboys facility) on Sunday, but did not test and only competed in one-on-one drills.

Sampson is a known commodity already as he made it to junior days at Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Rice and Texas A&M. A good student, he has already been offered a scholarship by both Rice and Duke.

"I really liked the junior days," said Sampson. "I liked 'em all and I can't really rate one over the other right now. The facilities, coaches, all of it was good everywhere I went."

Sampson, who made 24 receptions for 425 yards and five touchdowns last season, is currently running track for North Mesquite and competing in the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays and has also run the 100 meter sprint. He clocks in the mid-4.4 in the 40-yard dash. Currently he is in a waiting mode with his recruiting, waiting for the coaches to come back out and evaluate.

"Spring football starts probably the last week of April," said Sampson. "I'm just trying to wait for that and continue going through recruiting. I can't wait for another chance to impress the coaches."

Sampson is a very talented prospect that is on a lot of lists. The reality is coaches may want to see a little more of him. Having watched him on tape there is no doubt he will find a home, and this is a case where beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Rice and Dukes have already decided and there will be other schools that will think he's a beautiful wide receiver as well.

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