Even though Virginia Tech is the only program to offer at this point, Class of 2019 tight end Cormontae Hamilton is still drawing interest from other schools.
Hamilton, Rivals’ No. 9 tight end and No. 16 player in Tennessee in the 2019 class, made a few visits to prospective schools this summer, including camps to boost his recruitment. More visits are coming, as Hamilton gets a better feel for his options and what schools think of him.
The Hokies offered Hamilton for offense, but he’s also gotten a few looks on defense. Hamilton said he’d be open to play variations of tight end, including the Flex and H-back positions.
“I think Virginia Tech offered me at tight end,” he said. “The coach at Memphis wants me to play D-end, though. He said I’ve got good moves. I don’t really care. I’m good at catching, making moves and just blocking. But I’m aggressive on defense. I just like scoring, getting pancakes and crack-backs.”
Assistant coach Galen Scott offered Hamilton for Virginia Tech in May 2017. Hamilton said he’s still getting a feel for the Hokies, but got a brief glimpse on a stop a couple of years ago.
“I like the offer,” he said. “I’ve been up there with my auntie and I saw campus. I just saw around it. I looked into it and it’s ok. One of the coaches, Coach Scott, he invited me to camp but I couldn’t make it.”
Hamilton said he’s spoken some with Scott, including a trip from Scott to Whitehaven High School where Hamilton goes, but he’s hoping to strengthen that relationship.
“When he first came to Whitehaven, we had a good conversation,” Hamilton said. “He gave me his number and we’d text a while. I lost his number, but I’ve been getting back with him on Twitter. It’s going good.”
This summer, Hamilton said his stops included Ole Miss, Memphis, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Each have stayed in touch since then.
“I just went for camps, really,” Hamilton said. “When I was at (Tennessee), we were talking about getting...
Subscribe to read full story
Tired of low effort articles and clickbait? So are we. Subscribe to read great articles written by a full-time staff with decades of experience.
Already a subscriber? Login Here