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    Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Enrolled at Ole Miss)

    Definitely one to follow here. Hampton is committed to Ole Miss, but it's been exceedingly clear that he remains open, and he's high on Alabama (as is the 'Bama staff on him). He was in Tuscaloosa last week, and he plans on returning for an official visit. Wouldn't be any real surprise if he ultimately flipped to us down the stretch.

    Note that even though he is a Mississippi kid, location actually helps us here. He's from Meridian, so he's actually far closer to Tuscaloosa than he is to Oxford. MSU isn't a real player here, so he'll end up at either 'Bama or Ole Miss.

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    What about his grades? Can a Mississippi kid REALLY help this team? I don't like them, they smell funny!
    Got all that out of the way.

    Is he part of the plan, does anybody have a realistic guess where he is on the pecking order?

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderFan View Post
    Is he part of the plan, does anybody have a realistic guess where he is on the pecking order?
    He's pretty high up there, arguably even higher than Ronnie Clark. Either way, regardless of specific pecking order, he's a take at this time and it looks like we're willing to hold a spot for him for a while.

    FWIW, Tony Brown and Davion Hall are probably at or near the very top of our safety board. Not overly likely we get either of those two, though, so more realistically our top options right now at safety are Hampton, Clark, and Laurence Jones. Still fairly early, but I tend to believe that all three have commitable offers at this point in time.
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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    We can send our most famous alum from Meridian to recruit him.

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    We can send our most famous alum from Meridian to recruit him.
    Only problem is she's about old enough to be his grandmother

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by BigEasyTider View Post
    He's pretty high up there, arguably even higher than Ronnie Clark. Either way, regardless of specific pecking order, he's a take at this time and it looks like we're willing to hold a spot for him for a while.

    FWIW, Tony Brown and Davion Hall are probably at or near the very top of our safety board. Not overly likely we get either of those two, though, so more realistically our top options right now at safety are Hampton, Clark, and Laurence Jones. Still fairly early, but I tend to believe that all three have commitable offers at this point in time.
    BET, we have Chris Williams at safety. How many more will be in this class?
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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    BET, we have Chris Williams at safety. How many more will be in this class?
    Not BET, but my guess is we try to take at least 2 of the 3 that seem more likely than others (Clark, Jones, Hampton). I think we could snag Hall, but he prefers WR and Baylor's passing game is attractive (unless their new QB flounders this year). I always worry about MS kids and the Ole Miss boosters getting involved, but I wouldn't be surprised if we got Clark and Hampton. I also think we get Tabor and Humphrey.

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    BET, we have Chris Williams at safety. How many more will be in this class?
    JPS answered your question already. I started looking at our roster, and Bama is losing the majority of its safeties in the next two seasons.

    Nick Perry graduates. HaHa is gone to the NFL. Vinnie can leave if he wants. Jarrick Williams can leave, too. That leaves Landon Collins and any of the freshmen at safety for sure coming back (barring a transfer).

    Bama needs to load up on DB this class.
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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by jps1983 View Post
    ... I always worry about MS kids and the Ole Miss boosters getting involved,.
    Well placed concern, my friend. And the NCAA is getting a bit worried also.

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    So we'll take 1 or 2 more safeties? I'm betting 1.

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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Even with the potential to play a lot as a freshman and Alabama winning the distance factor, there' still so much pressure for these kids to stay in-state. And that goes for State prospects too. For a state that has no program that's seen much success (save for Ole Miss 50 years ago under Vaught), it has always been strange to me that there's so much pressure for those kids to stay home.
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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    Quote Originally Posted by jabcmb View Post
    Well placed concern, my friend. And the NCAA is getting a bit worried also.
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    Re: Safety C.J. Hampton Updates (Ole Miss Commit)

    How does he compare to Hootie Jones ?

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