Rivals.com analyst Adam Gorney ranks the Pac-12's 2011 recruiting classes by position. It was total domination by USC coach Lane Kiffin and his staff, as the Trojans took the top spot in six of 10 positions. Check out...[details]
"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.
" — 7/20/2010
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at th...[Complete Bio]