100% COMMITTED TO SYRACUSE🍊❕ pic.twitter.com/MiBDX6I7hM
— T. Sampson#⃣5⃣1⃣ (@TSamp_51) April 18, 2017
Sampson will join the Orange for the 2018 season after graduating from high school next year.
The 6 foot 3 inch, 295 pound center hails from Detroit, Michigan. He is ranked as the fifth best recruiting prospect from his home state, according to 247Sports. Sampson also ranks as the 280th best high school prospect in the country and third in the country at center, according to 247Sports.
Syracuse was the first to make an offer to Sampson, offering more than a year ago on March 29, 2016, according to 247Sports. Sampson first visited Syracuse on an unofficial trip on November 19, 2016.
SU’s offer was followed up by others from Indiana, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Virginia, Kentucky, Minnesota and Louisville. But 388 days later, Sampson committed himself to play for the team that reached out to him first.
- March 29, 2016: Syracuse Orange offer Tyrone Sampson Jr
- April 16, 2016: Unofficial visit to Michigan Stat
- June 8, 2016: Eastern Michigan offer
- June 15, 2016: Buffalo offer
- February 12, 2017: Virginia offer
- February 20, 2017: Unofficial visit to Notre Dam
- February 22, 2017: Kentucky offers
- February 25, 2017: Unofficial visit to Kentucky
- February 26, 2017: Minnesota offers
- March 19, 2017: Louisville offers
- March 21, 2017: Unofficial visit to Alabama
- April 11, 2017: Indiana offers
- April 15, 2017: Unofficial visit to Michigan
- April 18, 2017: Sampson commits to Syracuse University
Here are some of Sampson’s highlights from this past year:
Published: David Edelstein