Hambright Is Back On The Market

After deep consideration, 2017 Garden City OL Arlington Hambright (6-5, 310) has decided to re-open his recruiting and he updated JCFootball.com on where things stand...


"I just felt like I rushed my decision and didn't really let the process sorta run its course," Hambright told JCFootball.com. "When Toledo offered, I was really excited. It's a great program there and it was pretty close to home, but mostly, it was about the family atmosphere there. I felt like it was a great fit for me.

"I called the coaches and told them I wanted to re-open things because I didn't want to stay committed, but then 'cheat' on them by looking at other schools. I felt like it was best to open with them and let them know I still love Toledo, but I want to take a look around and make sure I pick the right place for me.

"The coaches said they understood, but that I had a home there and they were willing to wait for me."

So, with that in mind, Hambright said he's considering the other six schools that have offered and is open to others that want to bring him in to be part of their program.

"The other six schools that have offers from are HoustonMemphisArkansas StateIdahoSouth Alabama and Colorado State," Hambright noted. "I also have been talking a lot with GeorgiaLSUAuburn, UCF and Florida Atlantic and Pittsburgh has been talking to me a little bit too."

Hambright said he is heading up to Georgia on July 15th for camp, but after that, he'll turn his focus to his sophomore season and then he hopes to take his visits once the season gets underway.

As a freshman last season, Hambright started every game at left tackle for the Broncbusters and he'll do that again this fall.

"I'm a good athlete for a guy my size and that helps me a lot," Hambright said. "I'm working on getting stronger and also on my techniques just to make sure I'm as sound as I can be."

As a prep at Belleville (Mi.) High School, Hambright was a sought-after prospect, but he was unable to get qualified, so he had to look around at JUCO programs and a new coach helped guide him to the right school.

"Coach (Jermain) Crowell from Cass Tech in Detroit came over to coach at our school and he knew some people down here and he sorta guided me here," Hambright said. "It was the right move for me. I really feel like I've improved a lot and I've gotten my academics to where they need to be."

Hambright is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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