Update with Dallas RB Keldon Hampton

After a great season with Dallas Skyline, RB Keldon Hampton has transferred to Spruce, where he plans on making an immediate impact. The talented runner has caught the attention of some major football programs, and the Red Raiders are at the top of his list.

Keldon Hampton will be looking to put up more big numbers as he'll don a new uniform in 2008. The 6'2, 210 pound running back with 4.48 speed transferred high schools and will be a member of the Spruce Timberwolves in 2008.

"I transferred to Spruce at the end of the semester, and so far things are going well. I'm looking forward to playing with my new teammates next year," said Hampton.

Keldon, who boasts a bench press max of 315 pounds and a squat max of 500 pounds, earned first team all 11-5A honors in 2007 as a member of the Dallas Skyline Raiders.

The talented athlete helped Skyline to a 12-2 record and a trip to the Class 5A Division 1 State Quarter-Finals as he ran for 554 yards and 13 touchdowns averaging over 7 yards per carry.

Besides starring on the football field, Keldon also runs track as he specializes in the 100, 200 and all relays.

"I think my biggest strength is that I am a tough runner, I'm a good blocker and I'm versatile because I can line up at tailback or fullback and I can catch the ball out of the backfield," said Hampton.

Keldon says right now as things stand his two favorites are Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, but Iowa, Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota and Miami are also in the mix to land the speedy running back. This summer Keldon plans on attending at least two mini-camps, along with playing seven on seven for Spruce.

When asked about what factors will influence his decision the most, Hampton, who plans on majoring in Kinesiolgy, explained that academics and fitting in with the program are especially important to him.

Don't look for a decision from Keldon until after the 2008 season, as his main focus will be to help Spruce to make a bigger impact in the playoffs and improve upon the 7-5 season they had in 2007.

"I want to help my new team make a playoff run and win district. That's my main goal for next season."

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