Hampton Jr.

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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 214lbs.
Class: Freshman
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Memphis University HS
Major: Agricultural Business
Experience: High School


• Two-sport standout that excelled in both baseball and football at the prep level
• Selected in the 23rd round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres
• Ranked as the No. 23 player in the country by Perfect Game and No. 40 by Prep Baseball Report
• As a senior on the baseball diamond, hit .480 with 10 home runs and 41 stolen bases and was named the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s DII-AA Mr. Baseball
• Named 2018 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football in Division II-AAA; he’s the first player in Tennessee history to earn Mr. Football and Mr. Baseball honors in the same season
• Led his football team to a state title appearance as a senior with 1,835 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a receiver and punt returner
• Competed in the 2019 Under Armour All-America baseball and football games, and he also competed in the Perfect Game Baseball All-America game in San Diego

Head Coach Paul Mainieri on Maurice “Mo” Hampton:
“How can you not be tremendously excited about an athlete of Mo’s status joining your college baseball program? Knowing that he was thought of enough by our football coaching staff to have been recruited as a defensive back should tell anyone of the caliber of athlete we have joining our program. However, Mo is not just an athlete trying to play baseball. Rather, he is a very skilled baseball player that knows how to play the game, which combined with his natural athletic ability, gives us a player that can impact our team in a big way. Mo played throughout his high school summers with some of the best players in the country and excelled to the point that he could have been drafted on Day 1 of the MLB Draft and signed professionally for a significant amount of money. We won’t have him during the fall, but will be excited when he joins the team following the football season. Much like Chad Jones, Jared Mitchell and Spencer Ware, Mo has a chance to be a special two-sport athlete at LSU.”

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