Utah was able to get former 2017 Washington State commit four-star El Paso (Texas) El Dorado wide receiver Tyquez Hampton. He is the fifth Utah commit in the 2017 class and the fourth from Texas. His primary recruiter is wide receiver coach Guy Holliday. Hampton also holds offers from Mississippi State and West Virginia among others.
Hampton fits the mold of a Utah wide receiver. He is big (6’ 2” 208) and physical. He does not shy away from contact and knows how to high-point the football. He is also a great blocker, which is an essential skill for a wide receiver to have at Utah.
Hampton visited Utah for the game against USC, and it sounds like his experience on his official visit played a big part in his decision to flip to Utah. He took his official for the same game as Utah 2017 quarterback commit Jason Shelley.
Academics were also a big factor. Utah’s medical school and high APR scores were both reasons he cited for his commitment.
Tyquez Hampton says decision to come to Utah is rooted in academics. Became interested when he started "thinking about life after football."— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) October 11, 2016