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Georgia Linebacker Quintin Hampton Is A Bearcat

The Cincinnati coaching staff has been hard at work hosting camp's for high school prospects. This is traditionally one of the most active periods on the Cincinnati recruiting calendar, and this year was no exception. Hampton was offered in late May, visited on Saturday and committed last night. So what are the Bearcats getting in Hampton?

Take a look at his hudl highlights and come back to us.

(whistles to himself)

So, where does Hampton play when he gets to Cincinnati? That is the million dollar question. For Colquitt County he plays as a out and out defensive end, nothing hybrid about him. But at 6'1" 235 or so pounds there is a limitation to how effective you can be at that position at the college level. It is very difficult to be an every down defensive end at 6'1" 235 unless you are blessed with abnormally long arms.

So chances are Hampton will take a step back for the Bearcats and land at linebacker, which is . It is obvious that the Bearcats coaching staff saw something in Hampton that the recruiting services didn't. Despite the three star ranking Hampton's best other offer was from, arguably Middle Tennessee State. My sense from doing nothing other than looking at highlights is that Hampton is simply a good football player and will find a spot in the team because of that.

For what its worth his hudl page has spring scrimmage highlights with him running linebacker. It might just be that the Bearcats got the first extended look at him at the position at camp and saw enough to offer. It was an offer that Hampton jumped at.

Welcome to Bearcat Nation, Quintin