January has been good to Mountain View (Stafford, VA) junior DaeSean Hamilton , who first landed an offer from Virginia Tech before recently securing one from the University of Virginia. The 6’1″, 185-pound wide receiver/defensive back now boasts three major FBS offers in total, including Tech, UVa, and East Carolina.
Virginia Tech extended its offer when head coach Frank Beamer and defensive coordinator Bud Foster dropped by Mountain View earlier in the month. UVa’s Jim Reid stopped by the school on Monday this week.
“Virginia Tech got the film first and offered. Virginia came back and followed suit,” Mountain View head coach Lou Sorrentino said. “So the two big in-state schools are both excited about him. I know he likes both. We’ve targeted a couple of schools outside of the state, too. It’s not a matter of trying to hit a ton of schools. I don’t think his list is huge. He has family in Chicago, so there are a couple of schools in the Big 10 he may take a look at around there. There are probably another couple of schools in the ACC.”
Sorrentino characterizes Hamilton as “wide open” in the recruiting process right now. He attended games at Virginia and Virginia Tech last fall and likely will attend junior days at local schools, Sorrentino said, but nothing specific is scheduled. Hamilton has yet to discuss a decision timetable.
“It’s still in the preliminary stage right now,” Sorrentino said of Hamilton’s decision making process.
Hamilton has started on the varsity football and basketball teams since his freshman year, a testament to how good an athlete he is. Coach Sorrentino, who took over as Mountain View head coach in 2010, had nothing but praise for the multi-sport standout.
“You’ve got to have talent to do that,” Sorrentino said, referring to Hamilton starting for the varsity football and basketball squads as a freshman. “You have to be mature to do that. I knew he was a good player coming. He had a real good year as a sophomore. He has a natural maturity and is physically filling out, though he has always been imposing for his age. And then he had a super junior year.”
Position-wise, DaeSean “was a wide receiver at first, but then he became a Kordell Stewart slash type...
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