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OT Tom Compton Of South Dakota Signs With Joel Segal

Joel Segal and Lagardere Unlimited are not known for recruiting the Dakotas.  With guys like Sergio Kindle, Terrell Suggs, Mike Vick, and Reggie Bush, Segal certainly does not have to recruit in remote areas to keep his job.  However, he saw something he liked in offensive tackle Tom Compton of South Dakota enough to reach out and pitch him on his and Lagardere’s services.

Compton has signed with Segal to represent him in the 2012 NFL Draft.  And while it is almost certain that you have never heard of the man whose last name is the same as a familiar city, Compton is noted as one of the better tackles in the draft.  At 6’6 and over 300lbs, the man is a tough load to move.  Hopefully the quarterback on the team that drafts him is able to see over that massive body. currently projects Compton as a 5th rounder.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.