South Carolina’s reigning Class A player of the year has drawn three major scholarship offers entering his senior year.
Lamar (S.C.) wide receiver/safety Michael Hamlin says he’s considering offers from South Carolina, Clemson and Vanderbilt and is drawing interest from schools such as Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Duke and Maryland.
“I don’t have a clear favorite right now,” he said. “I’m trying to keep an open mind to everyone, so I’m not leaning to any one school.”
Asked what he liked about the schools who have offered, Hamlin said:
“With Vanderbilt, it’s the academics and good nursing program. With South Carolina, it’s real close to home. That would be good for me. With Clemson, that was always my favorite school growing up. I still follow them, even though I’m interested in more schools now than when I was younger.”
Hamlin said he’d also be studying depth charts to help him make his decision.
“I’ve been getting a lot of media guides lately, so I’m going to be reading those and seeing what the depth charts look like,” he said. “I want a chance to play wherever I go.”
Hamlin (6-2, 190, 4.6) had a big junior season at Lamar. He caught 31 passes for 475 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver while recording 96 tackles and 10 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.
Safety may be his best spot on the next level. He has picked off 26 passes in his prep career, displaying a great nose for the ball and aggressiveness to make big plays.
Academically, he maintains a 3.2 GPA. He's awaiting his latest test scores.