Athlete Jordin Hamilton of Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.) signed with Air Force on National Signing Day. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Hamilton.
"I loved the [Air Force] campus when I was there," said Hamilton. "It's one of the prettiest places in all of the 50 states. I just thought it was a great opportunity to set myself up for the future. Money is something that's important to all of us. It's big to already have a guaranteed job lined up after college and be able to join good football program that competes at the highest level."
Although, Hamilton played the majority of his high school snaps at wide receiver, Air Force recruited him as an athlete with a slight lean toward starting him out at cornerback. Wide receivers coach Mike Thiessen, who was his recruiter, might have a say on which side of the ball he lines up.
"It doesn't matter to me where I play," he said. "I've played both in high school. My father was a defensive back in the NFL and he's taught me a lot. This year I made 38 catches for 550 yards and seven touchdowns. Air Force likes the way I get in and out of breaks, my ball skills on both offense and defense and my competitiveness."
This was Hamilton's first year at Chapparel High School. He previously played for his father, Conrad Hamilton, a former NFL player with the Giants and Falcons, at North canyon High School in Phoenix. In his junior season playing for his dad, Hamilton hauled in 42 receptions for 609 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound will report to the Air Force Prep School on July 17th.
"It's a nice feeling," Hamilton said on preparing for life at the Academy. "I'm really looking forward to getting up there and getting started. It's a great opportunity for me that was too good to pass up."
Jordin Hamilton talks Air Force
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