The Penn State Nittany Lions keep on trudging through College Football Recruiting 2013. I’ve mentioned before what an admirable job that head coach Bill O’Brien has done keeping this class together (for the most part), but they’ve hit a little bit of a lull with new commitments.
The Lions are hoping that changes after DaeSean Hamilton takes an unofficial visit to Happy Valley this weekend to see the Lions take on the Indiana Hoosiers.
Hamilton, from Mountain View High School in Stafford, Virginia, is being recruited by some as an athlete. Most, however, are considering him a wide receiver, which is where he would probably line up for Penn State. The Lions don’t currently have any receivers committed, and it’s considered a high priority position.
The 6’0” 180lb Hamilton isn’t the fastest receiver in the country, not by any means. But what makes him special is his fluidity. He runs excellent routes, and is incredibly crisp on the breaks. He does a good job baiting cornerbacks out of position, and has very good hands. Let’s not forget that Hamilton is an incredibly intelligent football player. He makes up for lack of elite timed speed with superb on field awareness. Considering he’s such a good athlete, he could also play in the defensive backfield if need be.
Hamilton has 16 offers as of now, with more potentially on the way. He has already taken an official visit to see the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and has setup officials to see both the Virginia Cavaliers and the Virginia Tech Hokies. Will this visit to Happy Valley put the Lions in the lead for Hamilton’s services? Time will tell. But Penn State needs players like Hamilton, and he would be an excellent fit for O’Brien’s offense.