Hamilton may visit Wake Forest

DaeSean Hamilton says he isn't close to making a decision and that could help schools like Wake Forest. That's because right now he's most familiar with the in-state schools, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Though Hamilton won't say those two schools are his favorites he admits he has a great relationship with their coaches and knows a lot about the schools.

That said, he's committed to giving everyone a fair shot.

Wake Forest offered Hamilton about a month ago and the 6-0, 180-pound athlete from Stafford (VA) Mountain View is still learning about the Deacs.

"I don't know as much about them as I should but I do know a little bit about Wake Forest's football program. It's a good program," he explained.

"That's one of the schools I want to visit before I make my decision. I've been talking to Coach Himebauch and I talk to them over Facebook."

In fact, Hamilton said he would like to officially visit Illinois, Michigan State, Boston College and maybe even Miami in the fall. If he follows through with those plans then the out-of-state schools could see themselves emerge from relative obscurity in this recruiting battle into more of a position of strength.

"I might take unofficials to West Virginia, Duke and Wake Forest," he added.

Hamilton plans to narrow his list sometime in June or July before making a decision after a few official visits.

What does Hamilton want in a college? "I think I'd weigh academics as number one and then distance from home. I don't want to go too far," he said. "One of the last things I would say would be the level of competition."

Most of the schools recruiting Hamilton see him as a wide receiver but some, who think he could play defense as well, are recruiting him as an athlete.


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