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Cleveland (Oh.) Glenville defensive back Jamel Hamm had five interceptions as a junior

Cleveland, Ohio prospect Jamel Hamm recently visited Louisville

Cleveland (Oh.) Glenville defensive back Jamel Hamm made the trip south to Louisville last week to check out the Cardinals program.

"It was a great visit," Hamm's father told Cardinal Authority.  "Jamel really enjoyed it."

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Hamm watched a Cardinals practice and had the opportunity to visit with members of the coaching staff afterward.

"He talked with the defensive backs coach (Lorenzo Ward) and the defensive coordinator (Peter Sirmon)," he said.  "They told him that they like his size and that they're looking forward to seeing what he can do as a senior."

While Hamm has caught the eye of a number of college coaches, he's still a bit of an unknown at his position.  He has spent the majority of his prep career at the quarterback spot until moving to the secondary during the later stages of his junior season.

While new to the spot, his size and understanding of the passing game helped him flourish quickly.  In just three games at cornerback, Hamm grabbed five interceptions, including a pick six.

"The coaches say that because of his size that he'd be a ideal safety," he said.

In addition to his recent Louisville visit, Hamm, who also runs track at Glenville, has also tripped to Michigan and Ohio State.  Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Toledo and a number of others are expressing strong interest.  He plans to visit the Bearcats program soon.


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