According to a release by the USC sports information department the news of Victor Hampton’s return to the USC football team may have been a bit premature.
“Coach Spurrier just informed me that he has not officially reinstated Victor Hampton to the football squad. Coach Spurrier indicated that Victor’s situation is still under review and Victor needs to “do some things” between now and the start of the second session of summer school to be reinstated to the team.”
Hampton was dimissed from the team last week but Monday the word was Spurrier had decided to give the resdshirt freshman another crack at things. It still looks like that is the case but Spurrier wanted to make it clear Hampton will not be back if he doesn’t have a good summer.
Sounds like Hampton is in the same boat as Stephen Garcia: If he does what he is told and keeps his nose clean this summer he will have a chance to join the team this season. If not, so long.