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3-star CB A.J. Hampton committed to Northwestern on Feb. 2.

A.J. Hampton flips from Toledo to Northwestern: Wildcats land 3-star CB

Northwestern football received some pleasant recruiting news ahead of National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

On Friday morning, 3-star cornerback A.J. Hampton tweeted his decision to de-commit from Toledo and pledge to the Wildcats.

A Tampa, Fla. native, Hampton initially committed to Toledo last July but did not sign with the Rockets during the early signing period in December. Feeling it still had a chance, Northwestern offered Hampton a scholarship on Jan. 21. The Wildcats then welcomed him for an official visit that weekend.

A week later, Hampton flipped his commitment to the Wildcats.

Hampton, a 5-foot-11, 167-pound prospect out of Paul R. Wharton High School, is Northwestern’s 17th commit for 2018, according to 247Sports.

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