You may remember DB Victor Hampton, at one time a star at Independence High and ranked as the No.2 prospect in North Carolina by The Observer last spring. He’s expected to be named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster this afternoon at his school, where he will be presented with his jersey for the game, which will be televised by NBC Jan. 9 from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
A lot has changed for Hampton, who committed to Florida but has since been dropped by the Gators, since that lofty No.2 ranking.
Over the summer, he was kicked off the Patriots’ team by coach Tom Knotts, for reasons that were not elaborated on. He landed at Darlington High, where the Army—always looking for a few good men for its prep all-star game—apparently found him.
Hampton is getting another opportunity at Darlington. We like to see our area kids succeed, so hopefully, he is taking advantage of this second chance in South Carolina.
Now, Hampton’s collegiate leader appears to be Tennessee, with South Carolina and possibly North Carolina in the mix, after Florida apparently decided he wasn’t worth any possible trouble.
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