Commitment Status:Signed LOI

James Sample

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Arizona St.MediumOffered09/03/2010Jamie Christian
Oregon St.MediumOfferedNoneJay Locey
S. Diego St.MediumOfferedNone
WashingtonCOMMITTED (01/08/2011)OfferedNone
Washington St.MediumOfferedNone

Scouting Report on James Sample

by Barry Every - 07/20/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Ball SkillsDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Sample has good length and the frame to be able to eventually add 20 pounds, giving him the appearance of an outside linebacker. His frame is similar to Oklahoma safety Joseph Ibiloye.
Needs Improvement: He must improve ball skills if he is to become a difference maker at the next level. Sample is also a bit stiff and improving flexibility and change of direction will only allow him to do a better job in coverage.
Most Impressive: Sample plays downhill and hits like a linebacker. His ability to play in run support will keep backs off balance. His skill translates to a coverage team warrior because he has the speed and size to really light up kick returners.
Conclusion: Most likely will redshirt as he learns the complexities of the college game. Sample will make his mark early on special teams as a headhunter.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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