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James Sample Is On U of L's Campus

Andy Lyons

After much speculation over his whereabouts, transfer safety James Sample has finally arrived at U of L. Sample still had not enrolled in classes as of Friday evening, but his father confirmed to Jeff Greer of the C-J that James is in Louisville and ready to begin fall camp this week.

Sample, who was originally a member of the class of 2011, was a 4-star recruit and a U.S. Army All-American coming out of high school. He suffered a season-ending injury early on his freshman season, and appeared in just three games a season later.

"James is an outstanding football player who will help us fill a void on our football team," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said  back in April. "He has outstanding size at the safety position and will add immediate depth to this position on our football team."

In January, 2013, Sample announced that he was leaving Washington and transferred to American River Junior College in California. He is not listed as recording any statistics for the college last season.

Sample can play immediately for the Cardinals, and has a total of two years of eligibility remaining.

Solid news for the U of L secondary.