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Hampton Has Designs on No. 1 RB Spot

Hampton Has Designs on No. 1 RB Spot

With Albert Young and Damien Sims out of eligibility and Jevon Pugh walking away, Iowa's starting running back position is as wide open as it's been in recent memory. Coach Kirk Ferentz said he expects a pair of true freshmen to contribute. One of those players is Indianapolis' Jewel Hampton. The 5-9, 205-pounder talked about the position in which he finds himself in this premium update.

Jewel Hampton has gone from a guy with two scholarship offers to one that might be starting in Iowa's offensive backfield this fall. The running back from Indianapolis said on the phone Monday that he will be arriving in Iowa City on June 1 with a clear vision in his head. "I chose to come early because I wanted to compete for the starting position," the 5-foot-11, 205-pound back said. "I wanted... Recommended Stories

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