2014 Secondary Building Bond

Rutgers has three commitments in the class of 2014 secondary with a focus on rebuilding the depth lost in the NFL draft. ScarletReport.com caught up with all three committed defensive backs about the future of the position.

Nottingham (Trenton, N.J.) prospect Saquan Hampton was the first defensive back to commit to Rutgers in the 2014 class and he is excited to watch the class grow.

Hampton worked in camps with both DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) commit Kiy Hester and First Coast (Jacksonville, Fla.) commit Kam Lott. With 20 commitments going into July, Hampton sees defensive back as a strength in the class.

"It's exciting," Hampton said. "I feel like it's all happening fast but we're getting. I've watched film and worked with both of the guys that have committed and it's really exciting. We have so much talent in this class already."

Hampton and Lott became friends at the Friday night skills camp, where Hester watched from the sidelines and committed two weeks later.

"We can be really good," Hampton said. "When Hester committed a week or two ago and Lott at corner, we're going to get there."

Hampton has safety size at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds but expects to start as a cornerback in the Rutgers system.

"I've been working really hard on getting my hips open and moving better," Hampton said. "I'm making a lot of improvements. I think I can fit well at cornerback."

Hester is the latest, and highest ranked, addition to the Rutgers secondary. With the Scarlet Knights looking to add a fourth defensive back in the class, Hester wants as much competition as possible.

"It's very competitive and it's going to challenge you to your best ability," Hester said. "I want to be the best so you have to play the best and beat them. Rutgers gives me and any other top athlete the chance."

Lott camped at Rutgers in June and has been to multiple camps with his team, including Auburn and South Florida.

Solidly committed and working to enroll early, Lott is also excited be the recent additions.

"We're really coming together and adding some great players to the family," Lott said. "With our secondary and some of the guys we're still recruiting, we have a chance to be great."

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