What's Up with Mike Hamlin?

Lamar standout Mike Hamlin just returned home from his official visit to Duke after battling Mother Nature on the way home. Is the Shrine Bowl star ready to make his commitment? Will the commitment of C.J. Barber have any impact on his decision?

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

The 6-2, 185-pound prospect took his final official visit to Duke this weekend. "It was pretty good. I like the academics. They seem like they are turning the program around too," said Hamlin in an interview with CUTigers.com.

It took a while for Hamlin to make it home as his parents had to drive though snow and ice Sunday afternoon. "It took us about 5 hours I think to get home."

Hamlin was unaware of the commitment of C.J. Barber to South Carolina but he was sure of the impact on his decision. "It will have no impact on my decision," stated Hamlin.

The Shrine Bowl star is still a few days from a commitment.

"I want to sit down and talk to my father some more. I will talk with him some tomorrow. The head coach from Duke will be up for a visit this week and I am sure Coach Cooper and Coach Burns will be by as well. I will probably wait for those visits before making my final decision."

When asked if the Tigers still lead, Hamlin responded, "Clemson still leads. Just by a little bit."

What will Hamlin consider as he makes his final decision over the next few days? "I want to look at the depth charts some more," stated the prize recruit.

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

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