Hampton Eyeing Three

Cameron Hampton

Cameron Hampton has three schools atop his list heading into the spring. He discusses what he likes about each of those schools, and his plans for the coming months in this update.

Four-star linebacker Cameron Hampton isn't in any hurry to end his recruitment.

With offers from several big-time schools, Hampton said he's enjoying the process and is still taking it all in.

"I wont' make a decision until next year after the season…I don't have anything to rush for."

Hampton lists a top three of Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and LSU. As of now, Hampton said the Aggies are his favorite.

"They're showing me the most interest," Hampton said. "I've been to two of their practices. Coach [Kevin] Sumlin said I'd be a great fit in their program…My parents will be able to see me every game."

In November, Hampton had Oklahoma State as his top choice, but he said there's still a lot to like about the Cowboys.

"Oklahoma State is not far from here," Hampton said. "They've got a great program. I could see myself playing there. I've talked with [Co-Defensive Coordinator Glenn] Spencer about five times. He came by my school too."

As for LSU, Hampton said the interest for has dropped off a bit from the Tiger coaching staff. But the appeal of playing in purple and gold keeps LSU near the top of Hampton's leaderboard.

"LSU is always going to be up there, but they haven't been showing me interest lately," Hampton said. "I haven't talked to any of their coaches lately."

Ohio State is another school that Hampton said is showing him serious interest, and he said he shares that same attraction.

"I talked to [Defensive Line] Coach [Mike] Vrabel the week before we got out of school," Hampton said. "Hopefully I can get there this summer."

Hampton said he doesn't have any plans yet for the spring and summer. He said he'd like to check out as many schools as he can, he just doesn't have any dates set.

"I know I'll just be working out," Hamptons aid. "I would like to go, but I don't know how my schedule is going to play out. But hopefully I'll be able to take some visits."

As for his performance on the field, Hamilton said he enjoyed his best year yet in 2012. He helped lead his Carter team (Dallas, Texas) to a 9-3 season, including a first-round playoff victory.

"Everything went great," Hampton said. "It was my best year. I had nine sacks, over 100 tackles. I think I forced four fumbles and I recovered all four of them…It will make me hungrier [for my senior year]. It will force me to work harder."

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