"It was good I enjoyed my stay," he said. "I got to spend a lot of time with the coaches and the players.
The four-star Meridian (Miss.) safety and Ole Miss commitment was hosted by a player he could potentially line up with next season, should he enroll at Alabama in January. The Crimson Tide is in a battle with the Rebels, LSU, FSU, Miami and Arkansas among others.
"Landon was my host, and he was just telling me that with Haha leaving, it's a spot for the taking," Hampton said. "Coach [Nick] Saban is really big on me and wants me to pick up where Haha left off.
Hampton brings versatility to a defensive backfield.
"It means a lot coming from him. He's one of the best in the business."
Saban and the No. 10 safety in the class of 2014 spent considerable time together over the 48-hour trip.
"We went over coverages a lot and he told me and my family that I'm 'his guy,'" Hampton said. "He said that he knows a DB when he sees one and the same way he feels about me, he felt when he recruited Haha."
While the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder was with the champion coach, the ladies in the Hampton household got to spend time with coaches wives. It helped the family in what was considered a successful visit.
"My parents enjoyed themselves," he said. "My mom was with Mrs. Saban and Mrs. Burns a lot. My little sister enjoyed it, too."
In between watching a win, gathering more academic information and spending considerable time with Alabama players and coaches, Hampton admits that the official visit gives him something further to think about a mere few weeks before setting foot on a college campus to begin the next phase of his academic and athletic career.
"It made an impact," he said. "But everything with me will be a family decision."
Hampton is a U.S. Army All-American, and could make a final decision around the time of the game in early January. He is listed as a "soft" verbal commitment to the Rebels at this time.