UNC Among Hampton's Travel Plans

In an attempt to check out the campuses of each interested school, Maurice Hampton will take a break from his two-a-day practice schedule and make two unofficial visits in August.

"I plan to go to North Carolina sometime this month like within a week or so and Maryland towards the middle of August," said Hampton. "If I can't go [to UNC] this weekend, I'll go next weekend.

"[Coach Kenny Browning] invited me down there and said ‘Come visit the school, see the campus and what the campus life is like.'"

Hampton, a 6-foot-5 295-pound offensive tackle from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus, has already unofficially visited in-state schools Virginia and Virginia Tech. He's looking to compare his trip to Chapel Hill with those experiences.

"[I'm taking the visit to UNC] to see what the campus is like, really," said Hampton. "This would be like the third campus I've visited, so it's to see what it's like, see what the people are like, and other then that make sure they have what I'm looking for as far as an education goes."

The trip would also help Hampton develop a favorites list, which he's been having difficulty establishing thus far.

"Things haven't really changed," said Hampton. "I haven't had any favorites really. I'm open to basically everybody. Really, it's finding what's best for me."

Currently, Hampton holds scholarship offers from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Browning, who is Hampton's primary recruiter, keeps in contact with Hampton regularly, although things have slowed down with the season right around the corner.

"He used to text me everyday, but now he texts me every weekend, every two-three days," said Hampton. "When he texts me he asks me would I be able to come down [for a visit]."

Additionally, Browning has mentioned the recent verbal commitments of four offensive line prospects.

"He said they got a few offensive line commitments," said Hampton. "He didn't say that would change anything and that doesn't change my mind at all."

During his junior season, Hampton played both sides of the line, but was named to the all-district team for his play on offense.

Hampton's senior season kicks off September 1st against Norfolk (Va.) Maury.

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