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Four-star ATH Aeryn Hampton flips from Texas to Alabama

After an up-and-down recruitment that now includes four commitments, Hampton has decided to play for Nick Saban.

247Sports

The Texas Longhorns have lost a commitment in the 2024 class with Daingerfield athlete Aeryn Hampton flipping to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Early Signing Day.

Texas was one of the first teams to offer Hampton during the fall of his sophomore year, an offer he committed to just four months later after pledging to Baylor and then opening up his recruitment again. Interest in the dynamic playmaker continued to build, most notably an offer from the Alabama Crimson Tide that started shifting the landscape of his recruitment. Hampton decommitted from Texas in November of 2022 but maintained that the Horns would continue to be a part of the process in the future.

Hampton then took three visits before committing for the third time — Alabama, Texas, and the UTSA Roadrunners.

Despite a recent in-home visit from Nick Saban and another visit to Daingerfield by Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees, Hampton maintained his pledge to the Longhorns last week, but didn’t end up following through on that affirmation as the Crimson Tide continued to push until the final moments of Hampton’s winding recruitment, which trended towards Alabama on Wednesday morning.

The consensus four-star prospect is the No. 222 player nationally and the No. 11 athlete, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.