Wake Forest Football Recruiting: DaeSean Hamilton picks Penn State


Yesterday, the Penn State Nittany Lions landed a high-end three-star wide receiver in the 2013 class in DaeSean Hamilton, who chose Penn State over official visits to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Virginia Cavaliers. Two other North Carolina programs in Duke and East Carolina also offered the Mountain View wide receiver and safety.

Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O

Hamilton is clearly best fit at the wide receiver position in college and is a solid 17th commitment for PSU, and they currently have one of the top 20 recruiting classes in the country. One of the top 15 recruits in the state of Virginia, Hamilton has decided to travel north to play his college ball instead of staying in the state at UVA or moving down south to Wake Forest.

In the summer, he took unofficial trips to Duke and Wake Forest, as well as an unofficial visit to Illinois. Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Temple, and West Virginia also extended offers to DaeSean Hamilton.

Arguably one of the top 500 recruits in the 2013 class, Hamilton is a two-way star at both receiver and safety after 1,200 receiving yards (off of 73 catches with 13 TDs) and five interceptions in his junior year. In fact, the 6’1″, 185 pound three-star prospect could very well be one of the top 50 wide receivers in this class.

Hamilton took his official visit to Wake Forest early last month, and his official trip to Virginia came late in the month. He committed yesterday on his final official visit- the one to Penn State, of course.

The Nittany Lions were supposed to have a weak recruiting class, but they have a very strong one especially after Bill O’Brien nabbed three commitments this weekend. It looks like he hasn’t had any trouble finding his feet on the recruiting trail after coming from the NFL ranks. He was able to beat out two in-state schools in Virginia Tech and Virginia, heavy interest from WFU, and various other offers from solid programs in the country in order to bring DaeSean Hamilton to Happy Valley.

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