Player Spotlight: Andrew Sampson
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Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 10, 2007

Q & A with OT Andrew Sampson from Overland HS (Aurora, CO). What were your honors from last season?
Andrew Sampson: "2nd team all state, all conference."
What is your official height and weight?
"6-4 275."

What is your greatest football memory?
"Meeting Mark Schlereth."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"All state and to mature and become an even better football player."
How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I'm lifting and training every day. I am considering attending the Notre Dame, Michigan and K-State camps."
What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"I've worked on my feet and I still need to improve on that and need to improve my quickness of the ball."
What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"To get an education out of it and to reach the greatest potential I can."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"Michigan, Notre Dame, K-State, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington St., Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona St. and Cal."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"Michigan, Washington, UCLA, K-State, Notre Dame."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"Zech Lapp, he always brings intensity and doesn't let me slack off." 

What other sports do you play?

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench-330, squat-455, power clean-285 and 40-4.9."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"Hard working, never quits"

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strength is my attitude and the will to be the best. Weakness is technique, I need to perfect."
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Schlereth because I met him in person and loved his play."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Hit until the whistle blows."

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"A team that won't back down from anyone. A better season than last year's."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"Committed and ready to work 100 percent effort."

What is your GPA?

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Do I feel comfortable, program and facilities, do they have my major." would like to thank Andrew for his time. Anyone wishing to contact him or recommend a player for an interview may email

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