Melbourne Fla. RB Mike Hamilton

Melbourne, Fla. isn't on the West Coast, as a matter of fact it isn't even on the West Coast of Florida, but your West Coast Correspondent talked to Melbourne HS standout running back <B>Mike Hamilton</B> Monday evening. Does he have an offer from Michigan?

Hamilton (5-11, 200 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 29.7 inch vertical jump, 2.5 GPA, 17 ACT) responded, "Yes, I think Michigan offered me a scholarship. It happened a little while ago. I talked to a Michigan coach; it wasn't Coach Carr."

What other schools have offered?

"Tennesee and Florida State."

What are your top five schools?

"I like Michigan, Florida State, Miami, Florida, and Tennessee."

Do you have any visits set up?

"No, not at the moment, but Michigan is certainly going to get a visit, they'll probably be my first one."

Have you ever been to Michigan?

"No, I've never been farther north then West Virginia so I'm excited about going."

What do you like about U-M?

"I like that they are a winning program. I want to go to a school with a winning program. I like AT (Former U-M running back Anthony Thomas), Michigan puts out good running backs."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Playing time is most important, but I guess I don't mind if I have to red-shirt. As I said I want to go to a winning program with good coaches. I like a team that puts players in the NFL"

Are you attending any summer camps?

"Yeah, I'm going to Central Florida, Florida, and Miami camps."

Mike Hamilton rushed for over 1400 yards last season and scored 22 touchdowns. He says he'll make his decision around January.

Will your parents be heavily involved with the decision?

"Not too much, I get to make the decision."

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