Brian Kelly Won’t Let LSU Soccer Lose WRU Label After Latest Signing

LSU football was part of WRU, and Brian Kelly wants to make sure the moniker stays in the bayou after his most recent commitment.

Lately, LSU football has produced several high-quality wide receivers that have come a long way to earning WRU distinction. The Tigers’ new head coach, Brian Kelly, hopes it stays that way.

The Tigers caught up on Saturday Obligation by 5-star recipient Shelton Sampson Jr. The Baton Rouge native opts to stay at home after receiving offers from several schools including Alabama, Florida State and Texas A&M.

Nonetheless, the point here is Kelly making sure LSU keeps the WRU name, and it seems increasingly like that with Sampson. At 6-foot-4, 181 pounds, he possesses a tall physique and exceptional ball skills that can allow the Tigers offense to execute.

LSU Football: Brian Kelly Keeps WRU Alive with Shelton Sampson Jr. Commitment

33rd in the 247Sports Composite, Sampson Jr. joins Jalen Brown as part of a high-profile duo that will seek to keep LSU’s offense at the forefront of the nation and retain their WRU status. The good news is that LSU not only kept a hometown star, but also knew how good he could be.

last seasonAs a junior, Sampson had 40 catches for 932 yards and eight touchdowns. In another year, it’s possible he’ll dwarf that mark and come to school with more experience and likely make an impact right away.

LSU has a tradition, and Brian Kelly tries to keep it that way and even improve on it while he’s in town. He got Jalen Brown and now with Shelton Sampson Jr. everything seems to be going according to plan, at least as far as keeping the WRU in the bayou.

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John Verrall

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