Newest LSU WR commit Shelton Sampson Jr. inks NIL deal

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After an April vote by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Louisiana high school athletes can now profit off their NIL deals. According to on3.com, Sampson has a NIL evaluation of $254K, which ranks No. 26 in on3’s high school NIL rankings.

When Sampson committed to LSU on The Jordy Culotta Show, he was asked why he chose to stay home in Baton Rouge to play for LSU. His response? “Why not?” That quote sparked the idea for a logo on his first merch drop with Elete Sports.

The clothing line goes by the tag “SS6” which stands for “Shelton Sampson 6” six is his high school number at Catholic. Sampson is rated as a five-star wide receiver by the 247sports composite rankings. I am not certain if he will wear No. 6 during his time at LSU, but it would certainly help his brand if he could.

I am sure Brian Kelly could make something happen for the highest-ranked wide receiver recruit for the Tigers since Kayshon Boutte in 2020.

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