Devils Remain In The Hunt For Hampton

Despite high major interest from several regional powers, Duke remains stong for Patrick Hampton.

King High School Patrick Hampton has received two new scholarship offers. He talks about the latest offers and a recent visit to Auburn.

"I received offers from Maryland and Indiana about two weeks ago," said Patrick Hampton from Lithonia, (GA.). "I was surprised when I received those offers. I didn't even know they were looking at me."

"My coach completed my highlight film, and he has been sending it out to a lot of different schools. I guess they were the first schools who received the tape."

Hampton took a visit to Auburn for the A-Day game on the Plains.

"The visit was all right," he said. "There were a ton of recruits there, and it was really hard to talk to any of the coaches. They said I could come back during the spring for a visit, but I am plan on camping there this summer. I will probably wait until then before I go back."

"I really like Auburn. They have a really good defense. I know a few people who may be going there next year. It would be a nice school to attend."

The Georgia defensive end has received new interest over the past few weeks from Arkansas and Georgia Tech. He plans to attend Georgia Tech's spring game in April.

When asked his favorites Hampton replied, "I like Georgia Tech, Auburn, Duke, Georgia and Florida."

Georgia Tech: "It's close to home, and I have been around the program my whole life. My mom worked at Georgia Tech for 13 years. It would be a funny thing if I ended up going to Georgia Tech."

Auburn: "I really like the defense and the coaches. I like the town a lot. Everyone is all about Auburn football."

Duke: "I don't know a lot about Duke. I like them because they have offered me. I will have to visit this summer to find out all about them."

Georgia: "I have a lot of friends who have considered going to Georgia over the past few years. I like their defense. I have always watched Georgia and Georgia Tech growing up."

Florida: "It's just another school that a few of my friends are considering going too. I might go to camp there this summer."

Hampton sports a 3.3 GPA and scored over a 1200 on the SAT. He knows what he is looking for in his college decision.

"I am going to base my decision on location," he said. "I don't want to go too far away from Georgia. I want to go somewhere that has a nice-coached defense. I want to go to a school good in academics. I plan to study mathematics."

Hampton will participate in the All-American Combine at Georgia Tech April 15.

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