5-Star WR Shelton Sampson Announces Commitment

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Five-star wide receiver Shelton Sampson Jr. has announced where he will play college football.

Turns out he was at home.

On Saturday afternoon, Sampson revealed that he remains committed to the LSU Tigers.

Sampson had offers from Alabama, Florida State, Texas A&M, and several other Power Five programs.

However, none of them could afford the comfort of being in Baton Rouge.

Sampson confirmed his commitment on social media, tweeting: "Why not??? I'm staying home!"

Before announcing his decision, Sampson briefed LSU's coaching staff under Brian Kelly.

"I love how real they all are," Sampson told On3. "Louisiana culture is real.

From the old coaching staff to the new coaching staff, the enthusiasm is different.

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Sampson is the 33rd overall recruit and No. 4 wide receiver in the 2023 class, per 247Sports' overall ranking.

LSU's recruiting class is firmly ranked in the top 10 for the 2023 cycle, with Sampson leading the Tigers as the highest-ranked commitment.