Hamilton discusses WFU visit

Hamilton discusses WFU visit

Wake Forest received an unofficial visit from DaeSean Hamilton, a 6-foot-1, 182-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Mountain View High School in Stafford County, Va. The staff offered Hamilton in late April and was making a big push to get the multi-talented athlete on campus this summer.

"The visit was really good," said DaeSean Hamilton. "I met with Coach Himebach and Coach Grobe. During my meeting with Coach Grobe, he told me they recruit kids who can make an immediate impact because they don't take many transfers or JuCo players to deepen their roster. He said I was one of those players who would be a key recruit for them like Chris Givens and Michael Campanaro were coming out of high school."

This was Hamilton's first visit to Winston-Salem. He has made several trips to Virginia Tech and Virginia, and two to Duke, schools considered front-runners for his services. With the visit, however, Wake Forest has made up some ground and Hamilton says he'd like to make a return visit during the fall.

"I'm possibly going to take my official visit [to Wake Forest] during one of my bye weeks," Hamilton said. "I want to come back for a game weekend and see what it's like. My Dad and brother went with me. We walked around the school. I liked that it's a small campus. You can get anywhere you want to go within 10 minutes. My dad really enjoyed talking to Coach Grobe the most, but also liked the academics, and the size of the school."

Hamilton was First Team All-Commonwealth District (Virginia AAA) as a junior at defensive back and wide receiver. He made 73 catches for 1200 yards and 13 touchdowns. On defense, where he's also being recruited by schools at defensive back, he had four interceptions. Hamilton says he'll likely commit sometime during his senior season.

"I'm going to be narrowing my list by the middle of August," he explained. "I'm going to choose the school where I feel most comfortable at. The depth at my position, how well I like the campus because I'll be living there four or five year, and, of course, academics, are all big keys for me."

Hamilton and the Mountain View Wildcats will begin their summer practice on Monday. He states his goal as a senior player is to be a "leader for everybody". The Wildcats lost in The Opening round of the Virginia AAA Northwest Region 5 playoffs to Brook Point. In that game, Hamilton had 12 catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

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