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One of top Ole Miss commits may switch schools Friday

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It has been one of the world’s worst kept secrets–C.J. Hampton may switch his pledge from Ole Miss to another school before national signing day.

Hampton, the No. 2 rated Ole Miss commit behind fellow in-stater Rod Taylor, has taken official visits to Alabama, Florida State and Arkansas since he trekked to Ole Miss earlier this fall, The four-star prospect also just took an second unofficial visit to Alabama in the past few days, leading to speculation he’s about to make his switch to the Crimson Tide happen soon.

“I will announce my college decision Friday @ 5:30 p.m. (CST)/ Meridian High Football Facility. Everyone is invited! ALL MEDIA INVITED ALSO,” Hampton posted on his Facebook page Tuesday.

Hampton is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound safety from Meridian (Miss.). He is clocked at 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash and is rated the No. 101 prospect in America.

NOTE: All references to ratings are to the 247Sports.com composite ranking, which averages all recruiting services.





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  1. This is the kind of thing that makes it hard for me to follow recruiting news. I know they’re just kids, and I should moderate my expectations. Hell, I was pretty terrible at that age myself. But the way these kids give their word to one program, then flip flop like it’s no big deal, and encourage a media circus around themselves, is disgusting.

    • I hear ya Bill. Keep in mind too, the pressure they are getting from their communities and the coaching staffs. It can lead to a ton of indecisiveness.

      • I don’t think student athletes or programs should be committed to each other beyond the upcoming year, but once a player makes a commitment of any kind,…. or a program makes an accepted offer, then both should be bound until the start of the winter semester following.

  2. Well it seems that a lot of Bama fans are going to be disappointed come Friday if they are expecting him to flip. He said when he committed a long time ago that he was still going to take visits to other schools. He has been an Ole Miss fan all his life and his parents want him to go to Ole Miss. This is going to end up like what happened with Tony Conner last year. Alabama made a very hard push to sign him but he stayed with Ole Miss.