CoachSpeak: Scouting Saquan Hampton

Nottingham (Trenton, N.J.) head coach John Adams goes in-depth with ScarletReport.com to discuss the newest member of the Rutgers class of 2014. Nottingham cornerback Saquan Hampton offered his verbal commitment today to head coach Kyle Flood and is the fourth member of the recruiting class.

Nottingham (Trenton, N.J.) cornerback Saquan Hampton's verbal commitment to Rutgers caught his head coach by surprise, but it was a welcome one for John Adams. Adams, who learned of Hampton's commitment Thursday night, said he will be happy to send him to play for Rutgers coach Kyle Flood.

"Saquan Hampton is one of the finest young men that I've ever coached or had the pleasure of working with," Adams said. "He is a tremendous young man. He has great work ethic and he's highly skilled."

Hampton plays multiple positions for Nottingham and excels on special teams. He helped lead the Northstars to an 11-1 season in 2012 and state title win over Neptune.

"He's got great size," Adams said. "He's got great ball skills. He's got great return skills. We're going to use him a lot offensively this year. We kind of let him grow into the position last year. He has unbelievable speed and he's a worker. He's not content on just being good. He's a kid who's in the weight room busting his butt, trying to be the best that he can possibly be."

Hampton will being as a cornerback for Rutgers, which is the best fit for his skillset, Adams said.

"Cornerback is absolutely a good fit for him," he said. ‘He's got a great frame. He has the ability at 6-foot-2, probably will get bigger. He's solid. He's physical. He's a big corner and factor in that he's a great kid and his ball skills and return game and they've got themselves a winner."

And in an age of character concerns, Hampton brings none according to his coach.

"He's a high-character kid," Adams said. "He's first class all the way. There isn't a single teacher to complain about Saquan Hampton since I've known him. Everybody that I've ever talked to about him, or I'll tell you myself, polite, respectful, well-mannered and a great kid. He's a leader, motivates his teammates to play hard. He's just a great kid."


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