After a senior season in which he recorded 60 tackles and four interceptions while adding 30 catches for 400 yards and five scores on the offensive side, and averaging nearly 19 yards per punt return the interest sky-rocketed.
Despite the offensive numbers, Hamlin is being recruited as a defender by each school on his list. That's fine with the 6-foot-2, 190 pounder.
"I like defense better," said Hamlin. "I can read the quarterback really well and I don't let my man get behind me. I also try to hit really hard every chance I get."
Indeed hitting hard is something Hamlin has worked on in the weight room where he's able to push up 240 pounds on the bench, while squatting 365 pounds.
Off the field Hamlin is equally good with a grade point average over 3.0 and already achieving an 1100 on the SAT, easily qualifying him for competition at the Division One level.
Despite the big reputation the Blue Devils have yet to offer Hamlin a scholarship. Perhaps that's because he's thought to favor in-state powers Clemson and South Carolina, still Hamlin says he's looking forward to the Duke visit.
Stay tuned to TDD for a complete weekend recap on Hamlin's visit as well as the others in attendance.