Hampton leaves Rocky Top truly impressed

One South Carolina High School football prospect left Knoxville more impressed with the University of Tennessee than he expected. For Darlington South Carolina athlete Victor Hampton it appears the unofficial visit to Rocky Top was worth his time. Will the current Florida commitment take an official visit to Tennessee? Go inside to get that answer and more.

One South Carolina High School football prospect left Knoxville more impressed with the University of Tennessee than he expected.

For Darlington South Carolina athlete Victor Hampton it appears the unofficial visit to Rocky Top was worth his time.

"We loved Tennessee," Hampton's mother said. "It was a great trip."

Hampton agreed with his mother's assessment.

"It was a good trip," Hampton said. "I got a chance to sit down and talk to Lane Kiffin and the entire Volunteer coaching staff. Tennessee definitely moved up a lot with me."

Hampton, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete who runs the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds, is currently committed to Florida.

"Yeah I'm still committed to Florida right now," Hampton said. "Right now I'm considering all my options including other options."

According to Hampton, one thing that stood out to the standout athlete is how down to earth Kiffin and his staff were.

"The Tennessee coaching staff is so outgoing and easy to talk to," Hampton said. "Even the head coach is easy to talk to. They told me how I would fit into their plans and how important I am to what they are trying to build at Tennessee."

The Volunteer athletic facilities also impressed the Hamptons.

"I love the atmosphere of the stadium," Hampton said. "Everything is so nice there, they have great facilities there."

Hampton also got a chance to visit with some of the current Tennessee football players.

"They are really a bunch of great guys," Hampton said. "Everyone really seems to love the new coaching staff."

Hampton, an explosive athlete, can play both sides of the ball.

"I can play wide out, running back or defensive back," Hampton said. "Tennessee is recruiting me to play defensive back."

Did Tennessee earn an official visit from the Scout.com four star prospect?

"Yes I plan on taking an official visit there," Hampton said. "I want to experience a game day there and get to know the coaching staff a lot better."

UT Quarterback coach David Reaves is in charge of recruiting South Carolina.


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