October 25, 2007

Sampson sold on Tubby

New Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith added his highest rated recruit as Gopher coach today when Ralph Sampson III let those at Bierman know he would be a Golden Gopher next season. From Duluth, Georgia Sampson committed to Smith's Gophers after nearly a half year of relentless and honest recruiting. The four-star center recruit is ranked as the 15th best center in his class and 76th overall.

The son of former Virginia and Houston Rocket star Ralph Sampson (who is one of several current and former NBA players on the recent Sports Illustrated magazine), Ralph Sampson III had Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland and Clemson after him in the final month of his recruitment.

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