Super RB Will Visit UM

The Hurricanes are among the top three for this super running back prospect, who will be taking his first official visit this weekend. Read on to find out what he likes about Miami, who else is involved, and his reaction when he first found out that UM was interested.

At 6-feet and 205 pounds, Stockton (Calif.) Edison standout running back Lynell Hamilton has helped his team get off to an excellent start this season.

In leading his team to a 5-0 start, Hamilton has rushed for 672 yards and 7 touchdowns on just 53 carries. He also has 10 receptions for 124 yards and two scores.

Hamilton, who is studying to take the SAT next month after coming up short on his first try last year, has scheduled his first official visit.

"I'm excited," he said. "I'm going to Oregon this weekend for my official visit. They watched my highlight tape and told me I'm a big Onterrio Smith. I think I could play early there."

Hamilton said two other schools are currently in his top three.

"The other two that I'll visit for sure are Michigan and Miami," he said. "At Michigan, they're saying the same thing. They told me I'm the No. 1 running back they're recruiting. People call me the L-Train and Michigan told me they used to have a player that is now with the Bears that went by A-Train. That's kinda cool. And Miami, everything's good there. I'm trying to schedule a visit. They basically talk to me about my season, how good a running back they think I am, and getting me in there for a visit. I told them I'm definitely coming for a visit."

So what does Hamilton see in his future at Miami, if he'd be a bigger Smith at Oregon and the L-Train at Michigan?

"At Miami, I'd be the next Lynell Hamilton," he said laughing. "Miami's a big time school. I watched them a little bit against Florida State and they look real good. They always seem to have great running backs there."

Hamilton shared a story about how he first found out that Miami was recruiting him.

"It was my junior year and my coach said that Miami was interested," he said. "I was like 'Damn, are you for real'. I couldn't believe it and then they called me later that month. I talk to them quite a bit now. Plus, they have already offered me."

After those three, Hamilton said he's unsure about the final two visits.

"I'm not sure yet," he said. "I'm still hearing from and still looking at Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and a few more."

So where are the local schools, such as USC or UCLA in the process?

"Naw man," he said. "The only way that happens is if things don't work out with the ones I'm looking at now."

So what about the possibility of traveling across country to attend college?

"It would be no problem to me," he said. "I'll go anywhere that I feel comfortable and I'll know where that's at after my visits. My parents say they don't care if I leave because they'll always be watching me on TV and stuff like that."

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