Hamilton to Decide This Summer?

After landing Georgia Military standouts Tobais Palmer and Roy Mangram last year, NC State has it's sights set on their talented teammate, Jakar Hamilton. He talks to Pack Pride about his interest in the Wolfpack.

Georgia Military College has been good to the NC State football program of late. Roy Mangrum and Tobais Palmer are both set to head north to Raleigh about a year from now. Could another prospect from the school join them?

Safety Jakar Hamilton has all the tools to be an elite player at the college level. Whether that happens or not depends on how hard he works and how he continues to develop.

The 6-1, 198-pound prospect has a sturdy build and the physicality that college coaches love in safeties. With a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds he is also a threat to make plays when the ball is in the air.

Hamilton has picked up recent offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn, demonstrating just how high his stock has risen. They have joined Illinois, Kentucky, NC State and West Virginia as schools that have extended offers to Hamilton.

With so many of college footballs "big boys" now in the picture, where does the Pack stack up?

"NC State is still in there," he said. "I've been talking to a lot of schools and whatnot. Everybody is starting to offer me now. I've still got my eyes open trying to figure everything out.

"I know Tobais Palmer and Roy Mangrum are heading out there. They're talking about it all the time. They're always talking about the Wolfpack.

"I've been looking at the school since coach Mac (Andy McCollum) started talking to me. The school is great. I'm not gonna lie about it. I like them. They've got great facilities. From the time I came up there to one of their basketball games I've known that. I saw a little of the facilities then."

In spite of all his interest in NC State, two schools from the SEC currently hold the edge for Hamilton.

"Alabama and Georgia are the top two. They're in the SEC. That's two powerful programs in the SEC. NC State is coming up on the ACC side, though."

Hamilton went on to say that he would like to visit Alabama, Georgia and NC State during the summer if he is able to work all of that into his schedule.

He plans on announcing his college destination at a press conference on the first Friday in August.


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