Hampton To Play For Idaho

One of the biggest defensive linemen still available has taken himself off the market as Southwestern DT Alfonso Hampton (6-5, 320) informed JCFootball.com that he has committed to Idaho.

"I have committed to the University of Idaho," Hampton said via text.

Hampton chose the Vandals over offers from the likes of Akron, New Mexico, Texas State and UNLV.

The big defensive lineman finished the season for the Jaguars with 32 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 10.5 tackles-for-loss to go along with four pass breakups and a blocked field goal.

"This year, the game really slowed down for me because last year was the first time I'd ever played football," Hampton noted. "I used my hands a lot better and I think my 'get off' improved quite a bit too."

Most schools, including Idaho, liked Hampton as an interior player, but some like him as a guy who can play one of the end spots in a 3-4 alignment.

"I don't care where I play, I just want to help my team any way that I can," Hampton said. "If that means I have to slide outside, I'll do it. I just like rushing the quarterback and getting after it up front."

The Jaguars finished the season with an 8-2 record.

Hampton is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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