South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier indicated Tuesday that cornerback Vic Hampton is giving some consideration to early NFL draft entry, according to a tweet from beat writer Josh Kendall.
Hampton is one of the SEC's strongest and most physical cornerbacks at 5-foot-10, 202 pounds. He had a tumultuous first month of the season that began with this play against North Carolina in the season opener, resulting in a head injury on a punt return. Although cleared to play medically before the Gamecocks' next game against Georgia, Hampton sat out the first half for disciplinary reasons. After that, however, he settled in to compile a team-high six pass breakups, and 17 tackles in his last three games.
The early entry exodus from Columbia, S.C., could include several top prospects, including Hampton, Jadeveon Clowney, right tackle Corey Robinson, and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles, who will enter the draft, according to his father.
Hampton has made 35 tackles on the season, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, a fumbled caused and another recovered.