Corrigan-Camden High School is (4-3) on the season and is trying to stake it's claim for a playoff spot. La'Darius Hamilton suits up for the Bulldogs and he helps anchor the middle of their 5-2 defensive front.
On Tuesday evening, after a couple of months into the recruiting cycle, Hamilton got that feeling and a decision soon followed to commit to Texas State.
"It just felt like the right decision for me to make. They've been recruiting me since the off-season. I feel comfortable with the coaches and it was the right decision," said Hamilton.
At 6'2.5" and 240lbs, he's not your typical sized linebacker, and of course his position could change once he gets on campus, but to start out the staff has recruited him at middle linebacker.
"They want to put me at middle linebacker. We have a 5-2 look, it's just two inside linebackers and I'm at linebacker. I'm just a physical player, whenever you run the ball I'm the first one there, I'm bringing the hat with me," said Hamilton.
La'Darius chose Texas State over offers from Lamar and McNeese State, but has had recent contact and interest from Texas A&M, Texas, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette and others.
Hamilton isn't quite sure at the moment about his recruiting status, whether he's finished or will continue to listen to suitors. One thing he does know is that he'll be taking his official visit to San Marcos in January, well after the football season.
Central and South Texas weather forecasts are calling for some potential down pours this weekend, but if the skies hold up, Hamilton and his family could be taking in the Bobcats this Saturday.