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Sun Devils offer Centennial cornerback Dominique Hampton

Arizona State's instate offer list continues to grow. The program's defensive coaches decided to take a big step with a player who is perhaps the best cornerback prospect in the Grand Canyon State over the weekend.

Peoria Centennial High School 2018 standout Dominique Hampton attended Arizona State's Spring Game and left with a scholarship offer. 

Hampton, a 6-foot-2, 180 pound defensive back, previously had been offered by Arizona and Colorado. Now he has three Pac-12 offers, including both instate schools in the league. 

"I took an unofficial visit [Saturday] to check out the campus, facilities, and to get to know more about the program and what they have in mind," Hampton said. "After the spring game I spoke with (defensive backs) coach (T.J.) Rushing and (coordinator Phil) Bennett and that's when I received the offer.

"It's always good to have an offer from a school like ASU. I feel like they're taking a step in the right direction and I'll keep them in consideration until I'm ready to make my decision."

Most schools are recruiting Hampton to play cornerback, with his length and range being big selling points in his game. Hampton has turned in 10.93 seconds in the 100 meters.

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Hampton is the No. 21 ranked cornerback recruit in the West and No. 1 in Arizona. 

"ASU has offered me as a corner," Hampton said. "They like the size, speed, and physicality that I bring to the table. I like their staff and I'm interested in the program. I'll definitely keep them in consideration."

Hampton's current plan is to take his time with recruiting and he said he'll likely use at least some of his official visits. The only unofficial visit he has scheduled is Notre Dame on April 22. 

As a junior, Hampton was credited with 36 tackles and 10 pass deflections as Centennial went 14-2 and reached the 5A state title game but lost 14-6 to Williams Field. 

"I strongly believe we can win state this year," Hampton said. "We have a good team."


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