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>>>>>>Favored LSU for a while.
Hampton Makes Eight for 2014
56 minutes ago
It didn't take long for the first junior day commitment to come in for the Texas Longhorns.
Dallas Carter four-star linebacker Cameron Hampton became the eighth verbal commitment in the class of 2014 on Sunday morning. Hampton told Hookem.com of his commitment via text message.
“I'm very excited for Cam and his family,” Carter head coach Patrick Williams said. “We always talk about getting Carter back on the right track, and for the University of Texas to want one of our student athletes, it's a big day for Carter High School.”
The Longhorns have gotten their share of prospects from Dallas I.S.D. during the Mack Brown era, most recently with Peter Jinkens (Skyline) in 2012. With his commitment, Hampton becomes the first Carter Cowboy to give Texas a verbal commitment since Jonathan Scott back in 2001.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Hampton was named the District 11-4A Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. He gives the Longhorns the kind of range and versatility Mack Brown has talked about wanting to find at linebacker in this class.
“They're going to get a guy who loves to fly around and hit people in the mouth,” Williams said. “He's very aggressive. They'll get a guy who really can go sideline to sideline and make plays.”
Before committing to the Longhorns Hampton pulled in offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others.
With Mack's stance during his signing day press conference that he wouldn't take a commitment until the parents and the high school coach of the prospect signed off on it, many are wondering if it held to form with Hampton.
According to Williams, a Carter grad, it did. Hampton's parents drove down with him to Austin on Saturday and Williams got the final call before Hampton pulled the trigger.
“Coach Brown and Coach [Bruce] Chambers called to make sure this is what Cam really wanted,” Williams said. “After talking with Cam this is what he really wants. As far as I'm concerned it's a solid commitment.”
Hampton is currently ranked No. 190 on the Top247 for 2014. He's also rated as the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 24-ranked prospect in Texas. He was recruited by Bruce Chambers and Manny Diaz.
I think this is just a sign that we were startring to get too many Cam's.
Cam Hapton just wouldn't have been fair.
I wonder how Texas fans feel about getting a guy that A&M turned down?
Did this really happen?
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
Yes. He tried to commit to A&M, but Aggies said they're full at his position.
Yes, basically it did. They told him they really didn't have a need for him right now.
"That was Death Valley,". "That was the place where opponents' dreams come to die. Coach Les Miles after the LSU - South Carolina game.
A&M took 5 total LB's in this past class and already have commits from 2 bigtime LB's in 2014
Proud to support everything Louisiana
I hate Dallas Carter High .... They are like the Iceland team from Mighty Ducks 2.
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I'm so using that with some of my buddies who went there
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