Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei athlete Davir Hamilton (6-3, 205) has 13 offers and a couple more Pac-12 schools that could be close to offering.
“The closest school I think right now to offering is Oregon,” said Hamilton. “Coach (Don) Pellum came by this week and he just wants the head coach to look more at me. They’re going to watch my highlights on Monday or Tuesday and they could offer after.”
The hometown schools are also talking extensively with Hamilton.
“Coach Tee Martin and Coach (Keith) Heyward are recruiting me at USC and I went up there in the spring and at UCLA, Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) are on me,” said Hamilton.
Hamilton has long talked about leaving the Southland for college, but could an offer from the hometown schools change that?
“I do think I want to leave, but if USC or UCLA offered, I’d really have to relook at things,” said Hamilton.
In the meantime, there are plenty of schools pursuing Hamilton.
“Utah, Arizona State and Washington State are all recruiting me pretty hard,” said Hamilton. “Coach (Roy) Manning and Coach (Ken) Wilson are recruiting me at Washington State and Coach (Mike) Leach too. At Utah, Coach (Justin) Ena and Coach Sharieff Shah are recruiting me and also Coach (Dennis) Erickson. And at Arizona State, Coach (DelVaughn) Alexander is recruiting me.”
Hamilton plays both receiver and outside linebacker and its been a split on which side he’ll play.
“I prefer receiver, but I feel like I could start immediately on defense and go in and play,” said Hamilton. “More schools think I can cover fast guys. Like Utah and Oregon State offered me as a linebacker.”
Hamilton will start trimming his list in the fall.
“I’ll release a top five in the middle of the season and that will be the five I visit then I’ll announce on Signing Day,” said Hamilton.
One school certain to get a visit from Hamilton is Utah, the first school to really pursue him.
“I know I’m definitely going to visit Utah officially,” said Hamilton. “I had a good visit out there.”
Hamilton is also set to graduate early and wants to be somewhere by next spring football.
He’s also an aspiring recruiting analyst, "creating" GOAT Scouting on a whim with fellow recruit Traveon Beck from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco.
“This is a fun process that you can’t take too seriously because it’s a great opportunity so we’re having fun and have our own scouting service,” said Hamilton. “We’ll see what happens when we graduate.”