June 9, 2010

Hamilton hopes to follow in brother's footsteps

Justin Hamilton understands what it takes to be a lineman in the Southeastern Conference.

He grew up watching his older brother J.D. Hamilton battle in the trenches for Mississippi State. Now it's the younger Hamilton's turn to see if he has what it takes to follow in his footsteps to the college level.

The 6-foot-3, 310-pound two-way lineman is still awaiting his first offer but is already hearing from several programs.

"Recruiting is going pretty good," Hamilton said. "I'm going to a camp at Mississippi State Sunday or Monday. I really haven't been getting a lot of letters. LSU sent me something the other day and I've been getting a lot of letters about camps. Things have been going pretty well."

The Natchez, Miss., standout also stated that Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Norteastern and Louisiana-Lafayette are also recruiting him.

Out of those schools, Hamilton feels that MSU might be the closest to offering and is building a strong relationship with co-defensive coordinator Chris Wilson.

"I like them a lot and that's really where I would like to go to," Hamilton said of the Bulldogs. "They are the top team right now. Coach Wilson said he's trying to get me an offer and wants me to go to their camp to see me move. He wants to see how I move and wants me to makes sure I get my ACT and keep my grades up and straight."

Hamilton's older brother lettered at State in 2006-07 after being a three-star offensive tackle at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. J.D. Hamilton was rated a one-star defensive end coming out of high school.

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