Tyrone Sampson (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Michigan 4-star center Tyrone Sampson visits Louisville, connects with new OL coach Mike Summers during Junior Day

Michigan 4-star center Tyrone Sampson visits Louisville, connects with new OL coach Mike Summers during Junior Day.

Four-star Detroit, Mich., East English Village prep center Tyrone Sampson had been to the University of Louisville before and he had also worked out in front of veteran offensive line coach Mike Summers.

On Saturday, Sampson had a chance to bond a little with Summers - the new offensive line coach at U of L.

The 6-foot-3, 304-pound Sampson made the trip to Louisville for Junior Day and said he spent a lot of time with Summers and said he had a "very good visit" with the U of L staff.

"I really like it down there," Sampson said. "Me and coach Summers had some real good conversations. I liked it a lot."

Sampson said he met Summers last summer when he was coaching at Florida and the Gators attended a satellite camp at Wayne State.

"I already knew who he was and we talked from time-to-time when he was at Florida," Sampson said. "Now that he is closer to me we can have a better relationship. I like him a lot."

Sampson is the No. 2 ranked center in the country and the No. 264 player overall in the '18 class.

He was a standout last month at the Elite Big Man Camp in Wixom, Mich. He already has more than a dozen offers, including his latest from Minnesota, Kentucky, Syracuse and Virginia. Sampson was also named MVP at the Best of the Midwest event recently.

Scout.com analyst Allen Trieu said this of Sampson after the Best of the Midwest:

"When he gets locked on, it's over. He's very strong and almost always is balanced and has his feet under him. One rep, he tripped and lost, other than that, he stoned everyone else. I've seen him for three years now and the amount of 1-1 reps I've seen him lose is still in the single digits."

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