Mike Sinz is less than two weeks into his new head coaching job at Eau Claire Memorial.

But the former lead man at Mondovi High School can sleep a little easier knowing he'll have a future Wisconsin Badger inside his locker room this fall. Saturday afternoon, Old Abes' rising senior Cormac Sampson committed to UW head coach Paul Chryst.

"Oh yeah, big time," Sinz laughed when asked if having Sampson would help his transition this season. "To be able to coach a kid like Cormac with his ability, it's going to be a lot of fun.

"Having a leader like him, it's a great situation."