Will it be WSU for Hampton?
On Friday evening, the Lone Star State product will make his announcement and the Cougars are right in the thick of things to land his services.
“I’m down to Washington State, SMU, Mississippi State, Utah, West Virginia and UTSA,” Hampton told CF.C. on Wednesday. “I’m ready to get my commitment over with and focus on a program.”
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With Washington State, the Air Raid is why he’s got the Cougars as one of his finalists.
“Obviously their offense could help me really develop becaue they throw the ball so much,” Hampton said. “It would be a plus because that offense would give me the opportunity to showcase my talents.”
Throughout his recruitment, Hampton, out of El Dorado High in El Paso, said he’s been in contact with numerous members of the WSU staff.
“I speak with all of them basically,” Hampton said. “I’ve been talking with Coach Mele, Coach Grinch, Coach Leach and Coach Sheppard. They’ve been letting me know that I’m a priority for them.”
Hampton actually spoke with Grinch on Wednesday morning, moments before speaking with CF.C.
“Coach Grinch has been telling me a lot of great things about the program,” he said. “It’s a winning program. They haven’t been to the Rose Bowl yet with Coach Leach, so it’d be even better to be a part of that offense to try and help them get back. They want to get back there (Rose Bowl) and Coach Grinch said he thinks I could help them do that.”
The WSU target is ranked three stars by Scout.com and the No. 104 WR in the country. He’s also ranked the No. 20 WR in Texas by Scout. In addition to the six schools listed above, Hampton also holds offers from Kansas, Hawaii, UTEP and a handful of others.
Note: Hampton committed to SMU in January, but backed off his pledge shortly after. SMU remains in his top six.