Sam Houston State Becomes First To Offer Texas High’s Quan Hampton
Quan Hampton joined a list of more than 35 East Texas players with at least one college football scholarship opportunity and became the second rising senior from Texas High to garner interest Thursday.
Sam Houston State is the first school to offer the receiver. Hampton confirmed the news to ETSN.fm.
Hampton (5-8, 165) caught 20 passes last year for 385 yards and scored four touchdowns through an 11-game junior campaign. He also fielded 13 punts for an average of 12 yards per return.
Texas High won a share of the District 15-5A championship alongside Longview and Marshall before falling to John Tyler in the Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff round.
The receiver will be back this season along with quarterback Cade Pearson, who has eight Division I offers.
Sam Houston State is one of the most successful modern FCS programs. It reached national championship games in 2011 and 2012 and made semifinal appearances in 2014 and last season.
The Bearkats reached the second-to-last round of competition last year despite losing to Southland championship McNeese State in the regular season. Sam Houston State defeated McNeese State in the second round of the playoffs toward an 11-4 overall record.
Head coach K.C. Keeler, entering his third year in Huntsville this September, owns a 22-9 record with the school.
No local prospects signed with the Bearkats last season, but former Nacogdoches receiver Sam Morgan walked on after graduating high school in 2015.
Hampton, like all high school football prospects preparing for their senior year, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February.