SC Coaching Changes Impacting Hamlin

Mike Hamlin had the opportunity to showcase his skills to coaches from all over the Southeast during Shrine Bowl practice today. caught up with the Lamar standout after practice, and we've got his thoughts on the Shrine Bowl experience and the Clemson Tigers.

S Mike Hamlin
6-2, 184, 4.6
Lamar High School
Lamar, South Carolina

How does it feel to play against the best players in North and South Carolina this week?
Mike Hamlin: It's an honor. It's something that I always looked forward to doing. Now that it's come it's a big challenge.

How did it feel to visit the hospital on Sunday?
Mike Hamlin: It really touched me. I see now that God blessed us. He gave us all the things that he did. The kids, they had no arms, no legs. It really touched me.

When do you think you will make your commitment?
Mike Hamlin: I'll make my decision after my visits.

Are you still leaning towards the Tigers?
Mike Hamlin: Yes, sir a little bit. The new recruiter that just started recruiting me left.

Are any of the other players pushing you towards Clemson this week?
Mike Hamlin: Yes, C.J. Barber. We're talking about going to the same school.

What are you looking forward to the most about this week?
Mike Hamlin: I'm looking forward to being recognized by more schools. I'm also looking forward to beating North Carolina.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive back from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004. Top Stories