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.
BREAKING: Four-Star ATH Aeryn Hampton tells me he has Flipped from Texas to Alabama!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 20, 2023
The 5’11 190 ATH from Daingerfield, TX had been committed to the Longhorns since August https://t.co/rTTWgkEqQJ pic.twitter.com/8s9jeYRTwa
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.