Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gophers In Sampson's Top 3

Three-star Rivals center Ralph Sampson III told Hoopmasters that Minnesota is in his top three.

As for Ralph Sampson, the 6-foot-11 220-pound post from Duluth, GA
Northview, he told us his early leaders are Minnesota, Georgia Tech and Georgia,
but we expect the list to grow.
Sampson, son of the former Virginia great, has been a target of Orlando Tubby Smith's for some time. For a period, only the Gophers and Yellow Jackets were after the Georgia prospect. But now others are on the trail.

As I've said before, it's a good sign that Tubby was following Sampson before everyone else. And it's encouraging that out of his current top three, Minnesota is the only out-of-state school on that list. It's a coup for Minnesota to be mentioned in this conversation.

We've been following Tubby's recruitment of Sampson all summer, and are pleased to see Sampson has interest in coming to the U.