2008 DE should begin drawing interest soon

Horn defensive end Donyea Hamilton is looking forward to improving on a very impressive sophomore season. He used last year as a learning experience and is ready for a breakout season. Hamilton has already established a leader and should begin drawing more interest as his junior season progresses.

"The schools that I'm interested in playing for are Texas A&M and LSU," Donyea Hamilton said.

Which school is Hamilton's overall favorite?

"LSU," Hamilton said. "I like the way they carry themselves as a program. I like their coach, Les Miles. I like everything about them. I think their ability to overcome everything from Hurricane Katrina and beat Miami in the bowl game was pretty cool."

Hamilton hasn't received much attention from any major programs as of yet. However, he should start hearing from D-1 schools in the near future.

"Basically, I've been getting a lot of stuff from D-2 schools and Texas State," Hamilton said.

The 6-foot-1, 235 pound Hamilton runs the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds. In his sophomore season at Horn High School, he recorded 40 tackles, three sacks, and one interception from his defensive end position. Some schools might try to mold Hamilton into a linebacker, but he is most likely going to be recruited as a defensive end.

What are Hamilton's strengths on the football field?

"For my size, I think I'm pretty quick. I think my agility is pretty good," Hamilton said. "I try to be a team player. I think I'm very coachable. My sophomore year was a learning experience for me. I was competing against players like J'Marcus Webb from North Mesquite and Trent Williams from Longview. I was playing against players of that caliber."

Webb and Williams were both highly talented prospects in the class of 2006. Both will be incoming freshmen at Big 12 schools this season. Webb plays for the Texas Longhorns and Williams for Oklahoma.

Hamilton attended the Nike Combine in Houston over the summer and plans on making a couple of unofficial visits this fall at Texas A&M, Kansas, and LSU home games.

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