Strongsville (Ohio) tight end Ray Hamilton is well past the double-digit mark in scholarship offers. Three schools joined the mix recently. Oklahoma offered on Saturday, following offers from Cincinnati and California last week.
"This morning (Saturday), I woke up, checked my email, and I learned that I have an offer from Oklahoma," Hamilton said. "Coach [Kevin] Wilson let me know that he and Coach [Bob] Stoops sat down this week and watched film. Cal and Cincinnati both let me know this week too, it is pretty cool. The process is a lot of fun, but it is hectic too."
Hamilton does not plan to sit around and watch the scholarships pile up on his desk. He will hit the road hard in the coming months, checking out many of the schools that are interested.
"Next weekend I am going to Michigan, then to either Pitt or Cincinnati for their junior days. Then the following week, my parents and I are going to fly out to California and check out the schools out there. Cal and Stanford have already offered, and I have been in contact with USC and UCLA. So, I am definitely going to see what is going on out West."
WIth roughly fifteen offers in hand, Hamilton said he will keep an open mind on schools.
"I don't have any early favorites," Hamilton said. "I have been saying all along that it is an open playing field, and that is the dead honest truth. I just want to take it all in. I want to go out and see as many schools as I can this Spring and this Summer, get a feel for the school and the coaching staff. I want to look at the academics, look at how they use the tight end. But I don't have any early favorites at this time."