Speaking of possible Tar Heels, remember former Independence star CB Victor Hampton? He was kicked off the team by Patriots coach Tom Knotts last summer, and wound up at Darlington (S.C.) High. There, according to his coaches, he kept his nose clean and played well.
He’s playing in Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American game this weekend.
Now, he has told our buddy and S.C. recruiting expert Phil Kornblut that he will choose between South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.
“I’m going to have a hat in a bag and pull it out of the bag and surprise everyone," said Hampton, who committed to Florida last year before the Gators dropped him.
“I've picked the school where I was most comfortable, where it would be the best fit, where I liked the coaches, the players, the fans and the environment.”
Hampton, who said he’s had a good week of practice, did indicate that he remains a Gamecocks' lean. We’ll see if that holds up Saturday.