Dominique Hampton remembers the feeling he had back on March 7 when Colorado became the first college to offer him a scholarship.
"I thought I was going to build my way up to a bigger school but a big school took a chance on me," said the 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback prospect. "Recruiting has gone better than I thought it was going to. I didn't know I would be in this position last year."
Hampton was set to visit Colorado for the first time last Thursday, but due to some mechanical issues with the plane, his flight to the Centennial State was canceled.
"I am still going to visit Colorado soon, I just don't know the exact date yet," he said. "I look forward to seeing the campus, getting to know the coaching staff better and see if I would fit their system out there. [Tight ends] coach [Gary] Bernardi has been telling me about Colorado. It is a top notch school and he thinks I would be an amazing fit for their program."
Hampton recently visited Southern California to check out both USC and San Diego State. He was impressed with how both schools have "spacious" living situations for the student-athletes. Arizona and Arizona State are also still very much in the running for Hampton.
"They are high on my list because they are both close to home and because of the conference they are in, and the competition they play," the Arizona product said of the in-state programs, which have both extended an offer.
Now the top-ranked cornerback prospect in the Grand Canyon State this cycle, Hampton has been complimented the most on his "size, physicality and overall skill set."