Washington, the Pac-12 team known primarily for its ball-hawking secondary, padded to its future to carry that reputation forward. On Monday afternoon, via Twitter, three-star cornerback Dominique Hampton announced his commitment to the Huskies.
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Hampton, a senior at Centennial High School in Peoria, Ariz., carried offers from virtually every Pac-12 school, from Arizona to Washington State to Colorado, Oregon, and Oregon State, among several others. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive back is ranked by 247Sports at the No. 12 recruit in the state of Arizona, and No. 104 for his position in the nation.
In the 2016-17 season, the Huskies led the Pac-12 in interceptions with 19 and the nation in takeaways with 33, ending the year No. 12 in overall defense. Nearly 75-percent of that secondary is gone now, either to the NFL or graduation. Hampton’s commitment portends that those numbers may remain consistent for some time.