Fittin' In

National Recruiting Editor
Posted May 20, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


Although he denies a leader, Lanear Sampson likes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin and Colorado State and says he has offers from all, except the Sooners. "Oklahoma was my favorite team growing up," Sampson said. "I loved watching them play. I love their offense and they always play really hard..."

Lanear Sampson, is the 6-foot-0, 192-pound wide receiver from North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas. Sampson finished his junior season with 24 catches for 425 yards and four touchdowns.

"Speed is my main thing," Sampson said. "I'm fast (claims 4.4 forty). I'm also really physical and strong. I can get off the jam and make big plays well. I run great routes too, but I want to read the field better and adjust my routes quicker. I want to play every play like it's the last."

Sampson benches 300 pounds, squats 450 and has a 37-inch vertical jump.

Although he denies a leader, Sampson still hopes to decide before the end of summer. "I don’t want to worry about it during the season," he said. "I want to just be able to focus on my team."

Sampson likes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin and Colorado State and says he has offers from all, except the Sooners. "Oklahoma was my favorite team growing up," Sampson said. "I loved watching them play. I love their offense and they always play really hard."

He is attending the Sooner camp on June 7. "Hopefully, if I do well, they'll offer," he said. "I really like Oklahoma, but even if they offered, I think I'd still wait and wouldn't commit right away."

Sampson is also attending camps at Oklahoma State on May 31 and North Texas in June. He also has offers from Duke, Rice and North Texas.

"I'd like to play early, so I'll be looking at playing time," Sampson said. "I don't want to sit on the bench. I also just need to feel it. When I visit I need to feel like I could go there and like I'd fit in."

One of the schools that Sampson plans on visiting during the summer is Nebraska. "They have really good coaches and they are always very competitive," he said. "They have great tradition and a good offense that is passing the ball a lot more than it used to.

"Arizona is another school that passes the ball a lot," Sampson said. "They got a good coaching staff too and I think they are an up-and-coming school. They'll be pretty good."

Sampson reports a 3.3 core GPA and an 860 SAT. He retook the SAT on May 5 and is awaiting his results.



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