2016 Verbum Dei High School ATH Davir Hamilton took time out of his busy schedule to take an unofficial visit to Salt Lake City this past weekend, and he came away impressed with what the Utes have to offer. "My visit was good. I met with all the coaches and got to know them more. They showed me a lot more things then I knew about the program. My overall impression of the visit was great, and I love everything I saw." Hamilton and the rest of the visitors got to enjoy breakfast with the coaches, a full tour of the campus and football facility, while also watching the Utes' second Spring camp scrimmage. While watching the scrimmage and getting the meet the team afterwards, Hamilton came away with a distinct impression about the team. "It's a real brotherhood at Utah. They care about each other and it's like a sibling rivalry during practice."
As with most recruits in the Los Angeles area, corner backs coach Sharrieff Shah is the lead recruiter for Hamilton, while also getting help from player personnel assistant Pablo Cano. "Talking with Coach Shah and Coach Cano has been great. We have a great relationship and they have been talking with me since my freshman year." Utah hasn't been the only one in hot pursuit for the 3 star athlete though, as he currently holds offers from Utah, Oregon State, Illinois, Washington State, UNLV, San Diego State, Colorado State and Wyoming. Being an athlete means different schools have different plans for a player once they get on campus, but Utah has a plan that includes both sides of the ball for Hamilton. "They've been talking to me about playing linebacker/safety, but they said I can have my own package on offense and play like Myles Jack at UCLA. I like playing wide receiver the most right now, but I'm willing to play another position in college."
A football program can never have enough athletes on their roster, as the versatility of having players being able to play multiple positions is a luxury that can pay huge dividends, and Hamilton is one of the best athletes on the west coast in the 2016 class. Hamilton lines up at wide receiver, safety and linebacker for his team, so whichever school lands the talented athlete will have a big decision as to where to line him up.
With eight offers in hand, Hamilton says he's still taking a wide open approach to his recruitment and doesn't currently have any leaders. One has to assume though that Utah is sitting pretty after putting on an impressive visit weekend.
Check out Hamilton's junior highlights here.
Hamilton Impressed by Utah Visit
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