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Sampson James enters transfer portal

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45 minutes ago, BeerBQ said:

This is the part that makes it strange to me. The thing that was best for IU was also best for his pro stock. It isn’t a situation where he had to choose between what was best for his future or the team because they were the same thing. 

I can damn sure bet you the NFL people will be asking him about it. 

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1 hour ago, btownqb said:

I can damn sure bet you the NFL people will be asking him about it. 

Agreed, shuffling like this happens on pro teams all the time.  Is he going to quit on them to or take on the role he’s asked.

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2 minutes ago, HoosierFaithful said:

Sampson withdrew from the portal and is back with IUFB per Osterman

Wow. What a week lol 

Thanks for posting this. 

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54 minutes ago, HoosierFaithful said:

Sampson withdrew from the portal and is back with IUFB per Osterman

YES!!!! Definitely makes things feel more at ease after this crazy off season. Still very positive about this coming season and the future of IU football.

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Btw.. I'm pretty sure this was just an overreaction in reference to the Ballou news. Sampson's legal guardian is Mark Bless Avon's HC, he doesn't have a ton of family. He doesn't have a ton of positive role models. Ballou was one of them. 

I am glad he thought it through. 

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1 hour ago, HoosierFaithful said:

Sampson withdrew from the portal and is back with IUFB per Osterman

I was hoping this would happen and thought it was possible.  The timing of it just smacked of an emotional move with the departure of Ballou.  Sounds like cooler heads prevailed.  

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Really needed him back because I think we are going to miss on that kid from Arkansas. Depth is key when you play in the Big Ten East 

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Just now, DireBump said:

Really needed him back because I think we are going to miss on that kid from Arkansas. Depth is key when you play in the Big Ten East 

What's the update with him?

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22 minutes ago, btownqb said:

What's the update with him?

No real update. He is still scheduled to visit March 27th. I just read an article, which I will tag in this post, that made me feel it will be tough to get him to commit. In the article he talks about wanting to play right away, but we already have a really good starter in Stevie Scott. He also states that the strength and conditioning staff is an important factor to him, and Ballou just left. He made these statements before Ballou went to bama. I just don't think we fulfill his two biggest factors. I would love to add him to our RB room, but I think we may be less a less attractive destination than Tennessee or Houston at this moment.

https://247sports.com/college/indiana/Article/Grad-transfer-running-back-Chase-Hayden-from-Arkansas-looking-forward-to-Indiana-visit-144545287/

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3 minutes ago, DireBump said:

No real update. He is still scheduled to visit March 27th. I just read an article, which I will tag in this post, that made me feel it will be tough to get him to commit. In the article he talks about wanting to play right away, but we already have a really good starter in Stevie Scott. He also states that the strength and conditioning staff is an important factor to him, and Ballou just left. He made these statements before Ballou went to bama. I just don't think we fulfill his two biggest factors. I would love to add him to our RB room, but I think we may be less a less attractive destination than Tennessee or Houston at this moment.

https://247sports.com/college/indiana/Article/Grad-transfer-running-back-Chase-Hayden-from-Arkansas-looking-forward-to-Indiana-visit-144545287/

Tennessee has more returning than we do. Houston would have the best opportunity to play imo.

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3 minutes ago, btownqb said:

Tennessee has more returning than we do. Houston would have the best opportunity to play imo.

I agree. I only say Tennessee has an advantage because I am pretty sure they still have their strength & conditioning staff. Plus he is from the state and his dad played football at Tennessee as well. There is still hope for him to come to IU, this is just my opinion.

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3 minutes ago, DireBump said:

I agree. I only say Tennessee has an advantage because I am pretty sure they still have their strength & conditioning staff. Plus he is from the state and his dad played football at Tennessee as well. There is still hope for him to come to IU, this is just my opinion.

Right. I understand. I think we're probably out of it as well.. just didnt know if you'd heard anything. Thank you. 

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2 hours ago, btownqb said:

Btw.. I'm pretty sure this was just an overreaction in reference to the Ballou news. Sampson's legal guardian is Mark Bless Avon's HC, he doesn't have a ton of family. He doesn't have a ton of positive role models. Ballou was one of them. 

I am glad he thought it through. 

I read this somewhere else, too. Sounds like he said it was an overreaction. 

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Kids make emotional knee jerk reaction decisions all the time. Shocking. Welcome home again Sampson. All good!

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When they change the transfer rules i'm afraid this will be common....Coaches having to recruit kids already on their roster. Good job by who ever changed his mind.

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5 hours ago, btownqb said:

Btw.. I'm pretty sure this was just an overreaction in reference to the Ballou news. Sampson's legal guardian is Mark Bless Avon's HC, he doesn't have a ton of family. He doesn't have a ton of positive role models. Ballou was one of them. 

I am glad he thought it through. 

Hopefully this will be something good for Sampson.  Sometimes for kids who grow up without a lot of family, it is tough to see all the people around who are willing to go out of their way to help.  Maybe this will lead him to finding more people who can be a good role model for him.

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I would add that once Sampson entered into the portal, IU no longer had to honor their scholarship.  Pretty much means CTA wanted him back.

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1 hour ago, rico said:

I would add that once Sampson entered into the portal, IU no longer had to honor their scholarship.  Pretty much means CTA wanted him back.

 

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