Back in April, the future Orange center committed to Syracuse. Now, Tyrone Sampson Jr. has been invited to play in the 2018 Army All-American game.
Dreams really do come true. I've been invited and committed to play in the U.S Army All-American Game🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AQfx4U8LUm
— T. Sampson#⃣5⃣1⃣ (@TSamp_51) October 3, 2017
The four-star recruit will head from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan to San Antonio, Texas in January. The game will be on January 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. (still some time away, but we will remind you).
Players are invited to the Army All-American game off a list of the nation’s top 400 senior players. Other four-star 2018 Syracuse commit Qadir White made the initial list of 400 but did not receive a final invitation to participate in the game.
Sampson currently ranks as the 317th best college prospect in the nation, 5th from Michigan and 5th in the country at his position, according to 247Sports. That’s a drop of 37 national spots and 2 positional spots since he committed to Syracuse on April 19. His standing as the 5th best Michigan recruiting prospect has stayed the same.
100% COMMITTED TO SYRACUSE🍊❕ pic.twitter.com/MiBDX6I7hM
— T. Sampson#⃣5⃣1⃣ (@TSamp_51) April 18, 2017
This is good news for a rebuilding Orange team. With each high-profile player committed to SU, the door opens a little bit more to the same high-caliber talent in the future.
In the 2017 recruiting class, Syracuse secured one four-star player in Tommy Devito. As of now, Sampson and White are the two four-star recruits of the 2018 class.
With each rebuilding year, the team can grow stronger. This publicity and association of Syracuse with good players and visa versa creates the opportunity to lock down three four-star recruits for 2019, or maybe more.
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves just yet. For now, congratulations to Sampson.
Published: David Edelstein