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OSU commit squashes rumors

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Dallas (Texas) Carter linebacker Adrian Hamilton made an early commitment to Oklahoma State but rumors have circled that led people to believe he might be looking at other options.
However, like some talk tends to do, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound seems to have been misunderstood about his recruiting intentions. While talking with some teammates he was asked a question abut where his path would have led, had he not received an offer from his school of choice.
"They asked if OSU had not offered, would I have gone to Iowa or looked around," Hamilton said. "I said yeah, but that's not the case. I committed there and that's where I'm going. It was just a rumor that was started somehow."
Why he has stuck so solid with his commitment to the Big 12 team had a lot to do with coach Curtis Luper and the feeling he got when he stepped foot on campus.
That has continued to keep him shooing other schools away.
"I went down there to see if all the good things I had heard about them were true and man it was solid," Hamilton. "The way the staff approached me and talked to me was something really special and I just felt right about everything."
"In the beginning I wasn't looking at them but as time went by and a scholarship came, I just knew where I wanted to be."
Though Iowa has still been pushing along with Baylor, Colorado State, and UTEP, Hamilton just tells them what he tells everyone else.
"They asked if I wanted them to quit calling, but I know no matter what I say they're going to keep recruiting me," he said. "I don't worry about it and just focus on my grades, classes, and stuff like that."
Talking the talk and walking the walk has been something Hamilton, and the rest of the Carter program has been focusing on during the off-season. Now it's time to see who is ready to get the team heading in the right direction.
"We're starting to gel now and we're seeing who's just talking and who's for real here," he said. "It's going to be a new era at Carter."
Hamilton was a first-team all-district pick during his junior season after recording nine sacks and 65 tackles.
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