Size: 6-5, 330
Ranking on Scout: 4-star| No. 10 OG| South No. 6 OG| Georgia No. 2 OG
Recruiting: Picked Auburn over Tennessee and Georgia
Scout’s Take: Chad Simmons
"Hamm is a very big young man. He actually started out on the defensive line as a ninth grader and he drew a lot of attention there, but since making the move to offensive line, he has shot up many boards. He has very good feet for an offensive lineman and he is versatile, being able to play guard or tackle on the next level. Hamm is a good bender, he is able to get to the second level, and he plays with aggression. He can still improve his pass sets, footwork, and hands, but he has a lot to like now with so much upside in the trenches."
Hamm is a commitment at a position of need for the Tigers. Rated as a guard, Hamm is athletic enough and has the size to be a classic right tackle on the next level. Finally healthy after battling injuries last season, Hamm should be a force for Spalding this season as a drive blocker on offense while also playing some defensive tackle.
What It Means:
Hamm is the seventh commitment in the last month for Auburn and is the first offensive lineman for what is already an impressive haul for Coach Gus Malzahn on that side of the ball. With impressive tight end Landon Rice on board, the Tigers have added Elijah Stove, Woody Barrett, and Malik Miller at three different positions to balance out the class early. In terms of skill players Auburn was already in good shape, but adding a quality offensive line class is a must for Auburn with the possibility of losing Devante Danzey, Xavier Dampeer and either one or both of Shon Coleman and Avery Young after this year. Expected to sign at least four offensive linemen in 2016, the Tigers added a big first one in Hamm.
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