UNC in Hampton's Top Three

Maurice Hampton's recruiting as begun to really take shape as a select few schools have emerged as the top contenders for the 6-foot-5 295-pound offensive tackle. As a result, Hampton has established a solid favorites list.

"I plan on making an official visit to all three schools – Virginia Tech, Maryland and North Carolina," said Hampton. "Those are my favorites [because] those are the ones that keep in contact with me, really."

Hampton, who has received scholarship offers from all three schools, says all three schools are equal until he takes his official visits.

Since September 1st, the most interested schools have made sure to give Hampton a weekly call.

"Coach [Kenny] Browning from North Carolina, he called me and Coach [Jim] Cavanaugh, of course, he always stays in touch with me," said Hampton. "Maryland, I haven't heard too much from them the last few weeks, but they have been hard on me."

While talking to Browning, his primary recruiter at UNC, he discussed how senior season was going, and talked about getting him to Chapel Hill either unofficially or officially.

"Really, [we just talked about] just trying to get down there to see what they're about, see what the school's about," said Hampton. "We talked about taking an official visit down there either after the season or during a break."

Hampton plans to attend a few games unofficially the next couple weekends. Since the Tar Heels are away the next two weeks, he believes an unofficial trip to Chapel Hill will be unlikely.

With Hampton anchoring both the offensive and defensive lines, Hampton (Va.) Phoebus is currently undefeated with a 2-0 record. On defense, he's playing tackle and nose guard.

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