DaeSean Hamilton's offers skyrocket

Wake Forest may have some ground to make up with Old Dominion State prospect DaeSean Hamilton who has been heavily pursed by Virginia Tech and Virginia since January. That didn't stop the Demon Deacon staff from offering the 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Mountain View High School in Stafford County, Va.


"It was two weeks ago when I spoke to Coach Himebauch," said DaeSean Hamilton. "He said he loved my film and the way I play. They like me at wide receiver and think I can play any of the receiver positions. He said that they'd really love to have me come up to see the campus. I'm planning on it.

"I've been doing research and found out it's one of the top schools academically in the ACC right behind Duke and Miami."

April has been a big month for Hamilton. His first two offers came in January from Virginia Tech and Virginia, but Maryland, Temple, West Virginia, and Wake Forest have offered in April. He's added four more in the last week.

"Last Monday Miami and Duke offered," Hamilton said. "Duke likes me at cornerback. Today I got offers from Illinois and Old Dominion. Illinois likes me at cornerback too, but they said it was up to me what I wanted to do. I was excited about the Miami offer because I grew up a Hurricane fan.

"Location is one of the biggest factors for me for college because I want my family to be able to come see me play. The other things that are important to me are environment, both team and school, and academics."

Hamilton was First Team All-Commonwealth District (Virginia AAA) as a junior at defensive back and wide receiver and Second Team at kick return. He was also named All-State Underclassmen. In the first round of the playoffs against Brooke Point, he had 12 receptions for 105 yards and three touchdowns and a 45-yard pick six.

"I made 73 catches for more than 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns," Hamilton said. "On defense I had four picks. I felt like my conditioning was improved this year. Playing both ways gets me winded, but not as much last year. I think I improved all-around on both offense and defense and on special teams."

Hamilton hopes to go to as many one day camps as possible during the summer and take more campus visits.

Hamilton reports a 4.1 GPA. He wears No. 5 for the Mountain View Wildcats for head coach Lou Sorrentino.

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