Already someone building a very impressive offer list in the 2018 class is Jairus Hamilton. The North Carolina native has some of the premier schools in the country after him, and now he is working to improve his game while taking a look at the schools showing him attention.
“I thought the high school season went really well,” said Hamilton. “We made it to the state tournament, and had a pretty good year. Individually I feel I had a good season as well.”
He continued, “I’ve been working on everything. I am trying to get better every time I step on the court. I’m working on my ball handling, my jump shot, and just being a leader who talks more on the court.”
On the recruiting trail a ton of schools have already reached out and several offers have come his way.
“I’ve been hearing from basically everybody,” noted Hamilton. “I already have offers from UNC, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Hampton. I’m also hearing from Virginia, Duke, Maryland, Kansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, and really schools all over the board.”
The offer from North Carolina was a big one for Hamilton who says he is building a solid relationship with the coaches.
“It was really great to go to the game and sit down and talk to Coach (Roy) Williams and have him offer me,” he explained. “We are building a good relationship. We are catching up about once a week and building a relationship.”
While Duke is yet to offer, they are beginning to ramp up their interest in the in-state product.
“Things are going well with them,” noted Hamilton. “We are just starting to build a relationship and they just came in to the picture so it is good to hear from them.”
Another school that has clearly made Hamilton a priority is Maryland, and the Terrapins are making sure they build an early relationship with him.
“Maryland has been talking to me the whole year,” Hamilton said. “I haven’t met Coach (Mark) Turgeon yet, but I talk to Coach Cliff Warren a lot, so it is good to hear from them and build a relationship there.”
Hamilton will be running with Team Loaded this spring, and should have a host of college coaches tracking him closely.