One of the top uncommitted running backs in the 2022 recruiting class will make his verbal pledge live Thursday on CBS Sports HQ. Omarion Hampton, a four-star back out of Clayton High School in Cleveland, North Carolina, will make his choice at 2 p.m. ET, and you can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).
North Carolina, Penn State and Florida make up Hampton’s three finalists, and the in-state Tar Heels are considered the heavy favorite according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball projections.
Regardless of which school lands Hampton, they’ll be getting one of the best remaining running backs in the class. 247Sports Composite rankings list the 6-foot, 215-pound runner as the No. 4 player in North Carolina, the No. 12 running back and a top-150 overall player for 2022. Also a track star, Hampton played five games of his junior spring season, averaging 137 yards rushing per game at a whopping 11.81 yards per carry with 13 touchdowns.
North Carolina has been in the running for some high-profile athletes lately, but Hampton would be the highest-ranked prospect in the 2022 cycle for the Tar Heels.
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