Jaimen Hampton is a player with a huge upside who is expected to help the Osseo Minnesota Orioles' have another excellent season.
MinnesotaPreps visited with Hampton at off-season practice earlier this spring and observed his work ethic in person. He is a dedicated young players who really want to do his best for his team. Osseo Head Coach Derrin Lamker noted that Hampton was a very special player and he expected him to be able to play at a high level.
Hampton visited UND recently and he provided MinnesotaPreps with this detailed report:
"All recruits were checked in at the Alerus center where their indoor field was located. when the tour started I was immediately approached from my recruiting coordinator who said he was 'looking forward to meeting me.' I told him I was extremely excited and content with UND's facilities, we talked a little bit about my season and what I could bring to their program, then he showed me the field and their new locker room which I felt was a great upgrade from what it was before.
Hampton talks about his visit with Coach Wes Nurse,
"later that day I was approached by Wes Nurse, the defensive backs coach and he told me he liked my height and size and he was very impressed by my highlights and my combine numbers. he also told me he would 'take me as a free safety.' He also told me he would like to see me play both ways in the upcoming season. he told me more about the university and the players and I was pleased with what I was hearing."
He also met with the UND Head Coach and watched some current players working out,
"later that day I met the head coach and he told me about UND's recruiting process and how they offer athletes. I met some of
UND's running backs as they were warming up, and I like how they have a nice range of sizes for running backs (5-6 to 6-1) in height, they talked to me about the university and the athlete only weight room they added to their facilities."
He was also able to watch a scrimmage and he noted where he thought he would fit in the program,
" During the green vs. white scrimmage I noticed they run a split back with some I-back sets. I like that because you're able to utilize both backs that are in the backfield. As for my position I feel as I could go for free-safety or running back for their program."
Football activities and training will be on the upswing as the current school years winds down. MinnesotaPreps will continue to track Hampton. We are looking forward to the coming season when we will be able to see him in action.