Mac offers commit chance to prove himself

McMaster adds an out-of-province commit to their 2018 class.

When Michael Hampton, an offensive lineman from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, joins the McMaster Marauders, he has confidence that he is getting nothing but the best.

“I committed to Mac because of their commitment to excellence. From football to academics there was really no negatives about going to the school. It’s the whole package,” Hampton said. “A big part for me was the education. I really wanted to go somewhere that would better my education and Mac does that just as good if not better than everyone else.”

By Leon Lilley.

Hampton, who will be taking sociology, added that the coaching staff has the same philosophy and goal in mind, winning games. “They all bring the same mentality of grinding to create success,” he said. “I really like Head Coach Knox because of how straight-to-the-point he is. There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to him. If something is a problem, you’ll know.”

When Hampton officially joins the team, he knows one thing is for sure: “All the coaches are committed to excellence and the Marauder family isn’t just a name; it really is a family.”

The 6’2, 260lbs tackle has been playing football for five years. The product of Cloverdale, BC, spent his high school career with the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (BCHSFA). He participated in the 2018 Fox 40 Prospect Challenge

where he was named as the most valuable lineman for Team East. He is a 2017 BCHSFA conference and provincial all-star. He also participated in the ABC Border Bowl last year and was the recipient of the Panthers’ SV leadership award. He was named to CFC’s 1st-team all-star list as well.

“For me, I don’t care about anything except being as good as a player as I can, grinding everyday and keeping that chip on my shoulder,” Hampton said. “Coming out of my senior season, I sent my film to every school in Canada that I could and was told by many of them that they didn’t want me. McMaster has given me the opportunity to show all the schools that passed up on me what they missed out on.”

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