Fla. Safety Planning Rutgers Official Visit

Rutgers is in the mix for a hard-hitting, ball-hawking three-star safety out of Florida. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder told ScarletReport.com he knows two schools he will visit officially, and Rutgers iis one of them. He talked about what he knows about the Scarlet Knights, and which commit he recently spoke with who helped sell the Rutgers vision. Come inside to find out what is going on.

Olympia High (Orlando, Fla.) safety Corian Hamilton hasn't yet cut his list and he plans to make several official visits in the fall.

And when it comes time to make those trips, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound hard-hitting Hamilton has a few schools on his mind.

"There are two schools I definitely know I'm going to take official visits to because I need to see what those schools look like," he said. "One is West Virginia and the other is Rutgers.

"I think I may be able to make some trips during the season. I have a few free weekends."

There are other schools in the mix for Hamilton, who holds double digit offers, but those are two he knows he wants to visit.

Hamilton hoped to make trips to Rutgers and West Virginia in the summer, but it did not work out.

Hamilton has liked Rutgers for some time, telling ScarletReport.com in May the Scarlet Knights' attacking style of defense a "perfect fit for me."

And his feelings toward Rutgers increased even more when he spoke to Miami Central offensive lineman Marquis Lucas, a Rutgers commit, at a camp this summer.

"(Rutgers assistant) coach (Ed) Pinkham always talks about how great it is up there, and how much it has to offer me," Hamilton said. "I just want to go up and see it. I asked one off their commits (Marquis Lucas) what it's like, and he described it just like the coaches said."

The Scarlet Knights are recruiting Hamilton to play free safety, but some schools look at his size and want him to play linebacker.

West Virginia, which plays a 3-3-5 defense, is right in the middle. They want Hamilton to switch back-and-forth between the two positions. So, what is drawing Hamilton to the Mountaineers?

"Their defensive style, and their program is excellent," he said. "They're on t.v. all the time, and it looks nice. They're looking at me as a strong safety and an outside linebacker."

One thing Hamilton knows how to do is find the football. He has 17 interception in 21 career games, and he credits the defensive line, led by South Carolina commit Deon Green, for creating so many opportunities.

"They put so much pressure on the quarterback, it makes the quarterback throw the ball up and makes it easier for me to get a pick," Hamilton said.


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