4-star operating again Omarion Hampton is saying his dedication on Thursday, and in the previous few days main as much as his choice he launched a high three of Florida, North Carolina and Penn State.
The Clayton (N.C.) Cleveland standout could be a serious pickup for any program within the nation as Hampton is ranked because the ninth-best operating again in a category that solely has one five-star in Branson Robinson however has distinctive depth on the place.
Operating backs are coming off the board shortly as Robinson is anticipated to announce Thursday as effectively, with Georgia main the best way. TreVonte’ Citizen dedicated to LSU on Monday, four-star Kaytron Allen picked Penn State and others have pledged as effectively. 9 of the highest 13 backs are actually off the board, with two extra commitments coming Thursday.
In immediately’s Making the Case, specialists from across the Rivals community break down Hampton’s high three after which Nationwide Recruiting Director Adam Gorney points a verdict on the place he sees the four-star operating again going.
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Florida proper now might be second and North Carolina is the frontrunner. Florida needs two operating backs within the class and Hampton is close to the very high for them however there are different names as effectively, together with in-state operating backs Jaylon Glover and Terrance Gibbs. Based mostly on what I’m listening to, North Carolina is the frontrunner based mostly on location and that will make sense, together with the chance for Hampton to play in Chapel Hill. However Florida is battling and does need a number of operating backs on this class. – Corey Bender, GatorsTerritory.com
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Hampton has been on the North Carolina campus probably the most of any class of 2022 prospect. He attended a number of public spring practices, the spring recreation and he took full benefit of the June 1 open interval with a number of unofficial visits capped off by an official go to the final weekend of June. The Tar Heels made him a precedence recruit, being an in-state child. They’ve an incredible pitch to him by having two operating backs chosen within the NFL Draft in Javonte Williams and Michael Carter. – Deana King, TarHeelIllustrated.com
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Penn State will not be the college for Hampton as a result of the Nittany Lions simply picked up commitments from Rivals250 operating backs Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen. Nevertheless, they had been near touchdown Hampton, who I had listed as 1B on Penn State’s recruiting board, together with Singleton.
Following his official go to, sources near Penn State felt good concerning the Nittany Lions’ possibilities. There was even speak that he might resolve ahead of anticipated, which is why I consider North Carolina ended up utilizing an official go to to get him on campus that ultimate weekend in June. The unique plan, from what I perceive, was for Hampton to save lots of that UNC official go to for the season. Finally, I consider his household needed him to remain nearer to residence, which is why the Tar Heels ought to be the college. – Ryan Snyder, BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
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North Carolina seems just like the decide, and I’d be shocked if Hampton doesn’t decide to the Tar Heels on Thursday. Penn State has loaded up with Singleton and Allen, and Florida – whereas very focused on Hampton and would definitely take him – has its sights set on Glover and Gibbs, even with some harm considerations for the four-star operating again.
It simply is sensible that the Tar Heels will win out – they usually’re in all probability not executed at operating again, both, as four-star George Pettaway seems like he’s leaning to North Carolina as effectively. The Tar Heels can promote the success of Williams and Carter, this system’s turnaround and a lot extra.
My guess is that Hampton has purchased in and might be the following big-time again in Chapel Hill. – Adam Gorney, Rivals Nationwide Recruiting Director