Kansas 2017 wide receiver signee Quan Hampton got the best of both worlds this weekend — he got to spend the weekend with other commits to watch the annual KU spring game AND he was there as one of his best friends and high school teammates pledged to join when he committed to the Jayhawks.
“I got to spend a lot of time with the guys and I had a great time,” Hampton said. “I watched them go at it against each other, and I can see myself in that offense. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to get down there.”
Hampton enjoyed being there as fellow Texas High School standout Tevailance Hunt made his commitment.
“I didn’t even talk him into committing. He did it on his own, that’s how I know it’s for real,” Hampton said. “He had to wait to commit. They wanted him to wait until he got on campus, so he did it at the spring game. It was exciting.”
Hampton said the time spent with coaching staff during the weekend was a big bonus.
“After the spring game, I hung out with the coaches in the offices. They’re coming to visit me before I get down there,” he said. “They want to physically and mentally get me ready for when I arrive, so I’ve got that leg up. I can’t wait for it.
“I think I can compete for a spot in the slot. There’s not many routes they ran that were unfamiliar to me. I feel like I can do it. I can get the job done.”
Hampton echoes what others have already stated — this group of recruits are tight with each other and the bonds are growing as the time gets closer for them to arrive on campus in Lawrence.
“We hung out the night before and we talked about the difference we know we can make,” he said. “The fans are crazy at Kansas. We had a lot of guys recognize us and treated us well.
“We had a good time, and we’re about to turn that thing around.”