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Multiple sources are reporting that LSU two-sport athlete Maurice Hampton has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Hampton, a defensive back from Memphis, TN saw action in 13 games during LSU's national championship run in 2019 and played in eight games with five starts this past season as a sophomore.

On the baseball diamond, an early injury in 2019 kept Hampton out of the lineup during a season that was ultimately canceled due to Covid-19. He has played in five games this season as a reserve in a crowded outfielder group. Per The Advocate:
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"I was caught off guard by his decision today," Mainieri said, "but I can’t say I was totally surprised."

Mainieri said Hampton told him in December he intended not to play football anymore. Mainieri cautioned him about only playing baseball because he was behind his teammates in his development after splitting his time with two sports, and LSU had a crowded outfield this season.

"I told him if he was going to put all his eggs in one basket with baseball, I didn’t know how that was going to work out for him because he was so far behind so many guys in our program," Mainieri said. "His opportunity was going to be so far away. He was going to have to be patient in waiting for that opportunity."
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32 Comments
Just signed the #1 safety class. If you think that didn’t affect his decision, you have no chest
Reply9 months
Said he was told in December that he was quitting football. Think it had more to do with him just wanting to focus on baseball.
9 months
Just wanted to say to RCR that, you're an idiot.
9 months
Didn’t take long for the new DC to see Hampton lolligagging all over the football field.
Reply9 months
If we don’t somehow get Crews to campus, Hampton would probably be staying. It is what it is..good luck to him.
Reply9 months
There are some morons in these comments. Hampton was humble and a class act. I hope he succeeds wherever he lands.
Reply9 months
Probably transfer to Memphis. He never lived up to his expectations at LSU. I was hoping he would stick around and hopefully thrive in new defensive scheme.
Reply9 months
Hate to hear this...but if the young man doesn’t want to play for the Tigers then he shouldn’t be occupying a scholarship. Best of luck to him in the future, and thanks for being a Tiger!
Reply9 months
Don’t let the door hit you on your way out, kiddo
Reply9 months
You're a bum.
9 months
This portal this is sad
Reply9 months
Didn’t have the chest to compete so you know
Reply9 months
Drizzt
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This is a very dumb decision. Good luck Mo.
Reply9 months
Entitled. Bye.
Reply9 months
I don’t even care anymore
Reply9 months
about what
9 months
Yet you felt the need to post about it
9 months
Hey Saban obsessed guy. Its. A. Forum. Also maybe, just maybe, he means he's tired of the transfers and giving it any care as its out of control.
9 months
zed44
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Transfer portal shite , you should honor your commitment
Reply9 months
Coaches should honor their commitments foh
9 months
Coaches should honor their commitments? Man what an original thought.. I haven’t heard that one used anywhere. Man dude you are a creative genius for coming up with that one.
9 months
he was so far behind so many guys in our program... seems weird but begs the question why?
Reply9 months
Begs the question why he was behind? Really? Because while his baseball teammates were doing baseball workouts or playing in the cape cod league, he was doing football...
9 months
Really. A two sport athlete cannot happen at the college level?
9 months
It seems they were discussing him doing only baseball. PM basically telling him he had NO Chance with the team.
9 months
Some small school is going to be super happy. He will be too. Hopefully he'll get to start and be a stud.
Reply9 months
Well bye.
Reply9 months
This isn’t like a diva Gilbert situation. This one was different. Wish he’d stay
9 months
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