While the 2026 class nationally has already shown to have plenty of talent, Sam Funches has proven to be one of the best. The 6’11” post ranks amongst the nation’s top ten players and is one of the classes best big men. 

With that he has already pulled in a lengthy list of offers, including ones from some prominent programs. The most recent offer for Funches was Indiana, coming just a few days ago. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Houston, Florida State, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan, NC State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M are just some of the other high major programs to have already offered the highly touted sophomore of Germantown High School (MS) and Team Iso Joe. 

Over the fall, Funches has taken visits to a pair of these schools that have offered him. “Good family environment, which is big to me. Had a good one on one with the head coach. They really made me feel like a priority,” he said about his visit to LSU which he called a good visit. For his visit to Ole Miss, he also called it good. “Had a great conversation with Coach Beard. We talked about things outside of basketball which is great.” 

Funches has also previously taken visits to Alabama and Mississippi State plus will be taking a visit to Memphis coming up in December. As well, Funches would like to visit Indiana, Kansas State, and Michigan. 

In addition to all his offers, a few blue blood programs have been showing interest in him. Amongst these are Duke, Kentucky, and UNC. “I am blessed to be in this position and enjoying the experience,” he said about his recruitment process. “I am keeping my head down, working hard, being humble, and prayed up.”