“Right now Auburn is No. 1 and No. 2 would be Georgia,” he said of his college favorites. “Auburn is a good place to be with good people. It is for me.”
Hamm, who is ranked as a three-star defensive tackle by Scout.com, noted that Auburn is recruiting him to play on either side of the line of scrimmage. “They are looking me as a defensive lineman and a right (offensive) tackle,”?he said. “It doesn’t matter to me where I play in college.”
The prospect noted that he plans to return to Auburn for another visit on March 7th. By then he plans to have checked out a variety of other SEC programs.
Hamm said that he wants to make his college choice prior to his senior season and could even be ready to make a decision this spring.
He noted that on his Auburn visit he got to spend time with Coach Gus Malzahn, who showed him, his parents and his sister around Auburn’s football facilities.
“We toured the athletic complex and then we talked to Coach Malzahn,” Hamm said. “Then they took us to the academic center and then we ate lunch. We went to player dorms and to the field (Jordan-Hare Stadium).
“Coach Malzahn said any time I want to come visit just let him know,” the lineman added. “He said they want me at Auburn.
A prospect who just turned 17 years old this week, Hamm said that he currently checks in at 6-4 1/2, 311 pounds. “I don’t know if I am going to get much bigger,” he said. “I haven’t grown much in a while.”
Hamm pointed out that he has an 83-inch wingspan, something that helps him in basketball, a sport in which he is also a starter. “I play it for fun, but I am not interested in doing it in college,” he said.
The prospect describes himself as a “good student” with an interest in history. Does he know what he would like to study in college? “I have been thinking about it, but I don’t know quite yet what I want to major in,” he said.