After a long pursuit by both schools, defensive tackle Caleb Sampson chose Missouri over Kansas State on National Signing Day.
#ShowMe DT Caleb Sampson (Covington, La./Northlake Christian), officially signed with #Mizzou! #MIZ #ShowMe17 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Km6M7mixUe— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 1, 2017
Caleb is a huge, imposing force along the defensive line. Check out his highlights to see why:#MIZ #ShowMe17 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/lHxDdjq2B9— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 1, 2017
Proud to say I'm officially apart of the Mizzou football family! Thanks to everyone who played a part in my decision making process#ShowMe17 pic.twitter.com/7cbgVnQNqF— Caleb Sampson (@sampsoncaleb72) February 1, 2017
|Height, Weight||6'4", 285lbs|
|City (School)||Covington, LA (Northlake Christian School)|
|247Sports Rating||3* (0.8058)|
|Rivals Rating||2* (5.4)|
|Other Offers of Note||Kansas State, Southern Miss, Tulsa|
Sampson checks the boxes. He has the requisite size you look for, and his highlight film shows that he has good strength and closes in on the ball carrier well. And his quickness is such that it appears he lined up at defensive end a good amount.
Mizzou has been on the trail of the former Tulane commit for a while and now gets a nice lump of clay to mold. The Tigers desperately needed defensive tackles, and they really wanted this one.