Nine Offers And Counting For Hambright

It's been close to a month since Garden City OL Arlington Hambright (6-5, 300) re-opened his recruitment and he recently added his ninth offer...

Hambright announced the offer from North Texas on his Twitter page recently.

The Mean Green joined Arkansas StateColoradoHoustonIdahoMemphisSouth AlabamaToledo and Charlotte in offering the talented and versatile offensive lineman.

Hambright was committed to Toledo up until earlier this month when he decided he really hadn't been prudent in making an early decision.

"I just felt like I rushed my decision and didn't really let the process sorta run its course," Hambright told back on July 6th. "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 be 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."

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-yearå degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season. 

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