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LSU commit Shelton Sampson Jr. inks NIL deal with Gordon McKernan

Shelton Sampson Jr.
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LSU commit and five-star wide receiver in the 2023 class Shelton Sampson Jr. has signed with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys.

A reputable NIL name has inked the hometown prospect, as the match is perfect given that it will last throughout his entire LSU career.

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“We are excited to announce that Baton Rouge native Shelton Sampson Jr. is the newest member of our Get Gordon team of athletes,” McKernan tweeted out on Thursday night.

The NIL deals keep coming for Sampson, as he’s already inked partnerships with Small Sliders, MatchPoint Connection and Elete Sports all before stepping onto a collegiate football field.

“I feel like if we build our brand the right way, then we should be able to benefit off that,” Sampson said. “… No high school athlete has really done it big so far. So being one of the first to do it is – I want to set the standard.”

Sampson has received the support of his athletic director at his high school, Catholic, as he was advised on what is and isn’t legal in the state of Louisiana.

“I’m just really, really excited for the opportunity that he’s gonna have to hopefully be the face of this,” Ben DiPalma said. “What we have to remember is he’s still a kid. So it comes to us, as the adults around him, to make sure that we really do our homework and make sure that he’s making the decisions that are best for him in the long run.”

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Sampson may still be a kid, but he’s showing a lot of maturity throughout this process.

“It’s a great fit to name Shelton as the beginning face of what we’re working towards in that space, and then to be able to continue to evolve from there,” MatchPoint Connection CFO Zack Oliver said. “The main goal is showing that he’s a responsible enough individual to go out there and become a partner of a business as a high schooler.”