Late-cycle recruiting efforts by the Texas Longhorns coaching staff have secured another affirmation from a longtime commitment as Daingerfield athlete Aeryn Hampton told Inside Texas on Wednesday that he’s “100-percent” committed to the Longhorns ahead of next week’s early signing period.
“Coach Gideon and I had a great conversation,” Hampton told On3. “We talked for about an hour and a half. He was basically telling me that I’m going to have to put in the work to get my spot. He told me he likes how I have matured.”
There were recent concerns about the solidity of Hampton’s pledge after Alabama head coach Nick Saban made an in-home visit with Hampton and his family last week.
Four ⭐️ WR Aeryn Hampton received a visit from Coach Saban today— Brandon Howard (@BHoward_11) December 7, 2023
Hampton has been committed to Texas since the summer but never lost contact with the Alabama staff
Things seem to be heating up late down the stretch
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A late push from Saban and Alabama is always a concern increased in the case of Hampton because the 5’10, 175-pounder chose the Longhorns over the Crimson Tide when he made his second commitment to Texas in early July following official visits to both campuses.
Hampton was originally offered by the Horns in late 2021, opting to pledge to Texas in February 2022 before opting to reopen his commitment roughly nine months later, so it’s been a long and winding road for Hampton and the Longhorns heading into Early Signing Day next Wednesday.
Ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, Hampton is the No. 222 player nationally and the No. 12 athlete, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. A two-way standout for Daingerfield who recorded over 2,000 receiving yards and 18 interceptions heading into his senior season, Hampton is also a dangerous kick returner.