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Arizona football recruiting: 3-star cornerback Dominique Hampton has solid communication with Wildcats staff

The in-state corner likes that he has option to become a Wildcat

Dominique Hampton at the 2016 Nike Football The Opening Rating Days Los Angeles.
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The Arizona Wildcats are in their second year of the new defensive scheme and that means different looking players on that side of the ball.

Dominique Hampton fits that mold.

The 6-foot-2, 180 pound cornerback from Centennial High School (Peoria, AZ) is starting to see his recruitment speed up a little.

Right now, Hampton has six total offers. They are from Arizona, Arizona State, San Diego State, Oregon State, Colorado, and Fresno State.

“There are not really any schools standing out from each other at the moment,” he said. “Out of my offers, the schools I talk to the most are Arizona, Colorado, and Arizona State. I feel like Louisville and Utah are close to offering.”

Hampton has already started the process of taking unofficial visits to college campuses. He has visited the Wildcats and has also taken trips to Notre Dame and Arizona State. A couple of schools that he is looking to visit in the future and get a closer look at are Colorado and San Diego State.

While on his unofficial visit to Tucson he was offered by the Wildcats. Since then he has been in constant communication with the Arizona staff.

“(I talk to) the head coach (Rich) Rodriguez and the position coach (Marcel) Yates,” Hampton said of his communication with the Arizona staff. “I’d say (I talk to them) every other day.”

“(They like) my size, speed, physicality, and attitude I bring to the game,” he continued with what the coaching staff likes about him.

The Wildcats are in a good spot in Hampton’s recruitment and should be right in the thick of things the rest of the way.

“I’m very interested,” Hampton explained. “Just knowing I could be a Wildcat sparks my interest.”

When deciding on his future home, Hampton is looking for a school that he can fit in with the scheme of the defense.

He is a tall, lengthy corner, which is exactly what the Wildcats are looking for. He is physical and, quite honestly, has an awareness that is impressive. It’s his awareness that stands out the most and allows him to consistently make plays against the ball.

In his junior season for the Coyotes, Hampton had 36 tackles, 10 PBUs, and two forced fumbles.

His junior highlights can be viewed here.

2018 Arizona football commits

Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Armani Adams S 117 *** 6-0 190 Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
Tre Adams WR 182 *** 6-3 190 Wakeland Frisco, TX
McKenzie Barnes CB 123 *** 6-2 170 Edison Fresno, CA
Jailen Bailey WR 278 *** 5-10 180 Lincoln San Diego, CA
Steven Bailey OG 39 *** 6-3 290 Centennial (Glendale CC) Peoria, AZ
Jaiden Dockery S 95 *** 6-0 195 Lancaster Lancaster, TX
Jhevon Hill ATH 66 *** 6-3 185 Cajon San Bernardino, CA
Martell Irby RB 101 *** 5-10 200 Morse San Diego, CA
Mykee Irving DT 42 *** 6-4 330 Calabasas Calabasas, CA
Issaiah Johnson ILB 36 *** 6-3 220 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Jamarye Joiner QB (Dual Threat) 24 *** 6-3 205 Cienega Vail, AZ
Donovan Laie OT 102 *** 6-6 315 Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Thomas Marcus WR 171 *** 6-4 185 San Diego San Diego, CA
Jaden Mitchell WR 193 *** 6-0 180 Desert Pines Las Vegas, NV
Jake Peters TE 62 *** 6-5 240 Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Adam Plant WDE 48 *** 6-5 245 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
Darrius Smith RB 119 *** 5-10 175 Dawson Pearland, TX
David Watson OT 117 *** 6-6 300 Amphitheater Tucson, AZ
Zach Williams WR 211 *** 6-3 205 Jones Creek Alpharetta, GA
Christian Young S 60 *** 6-1 201 Foster Richmond, TX