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Hamilton catching many schools eyes

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Devery Hamilton is developing into one of the top offensive line prospects in the Mid-Atlantic. There are a number of things college coaches like about the Baltimore (Md.) Gilman sophomore standout's game.
"I feel like I use my hands pretty well," said the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Hamilton. "I'm pretty explosive and I can run well."
As Hamilton explains below, the schools that have already offered him are in good position.
"Obviously South Carolina has some great players," he said. "A couple of them went to the NFL this year. Their program really develops great players. Coach Mangus is a nice guy too.
"The only place I've visited so far is Maryland," Hamilton said. "I really like their program and their coaches. They're nice people. They have really good academics too. It's one of the best academic schools in the United States. I talk to coach Bell every two weeks. He's a nice, fun guy to talk to and he's really funny.
"I don't know much about Georgia Tech," he said. "I've only talked to their coach one time. I'm looking forward to talking to them more and getting to know them better.
"It was kind of surreal to get that Michigan State offer because they went to the Rose Bowl last year," said Hamilton. "They went so far and are such a great team it was such a surprise to get my first offer from them. I was very thankful."
Hamilton has a good idea of which schools he wants to visit next.
"I definitely want to visit the schools that have offered me so far," he said. "I also want to visit Florida State and Penn State.
"I feel like Penn State and Florida State are showing some interest," Hamilton said. "I think Penn State could be my next offer. They recruited a couple of our guys and I've met a few of their coaches. They're fun to talk to. I missed out on their junior day a couple of weeks ago but I'm looking forward to making it back up there."
Last year Hamilton helped Gilman to a seven win season.
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