Mountain View junior wide receiver-defensive back DaeSean Hamilton picked up a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech on Tuesday, when Hokies Coach Frank Beamer and assistant Bud Foster visited the Stafford County school.
Hamilton previously had been offered by East Carolina, but Tech’s involvement could shake loose other opportunities.
Mountain View Coach Lou Sorrentino “told me that since Tech offered other schools are going to see and other schools will roll my way,” Hamilton said Wednesday night. “I’m excited. I’ve never had a head coach come and talk to me before.”
Hamilton suspects that Virginia and Maryland might offer soon. He also would like to receive an offer from West Virginia because he likes the Mountaineers’ fan base and the fact that WVU rolled up so many points in its 70-33 Orange Bowl win over Clemson.
“I have my eye on getting a scholarship offer from WVU, but I’m still very open-minded about everything and not favoring anybody,” said Hamilton, who is averaging 8.2 points per game for the Mountain View basketball team.
Tech is recruiting the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Hamilton as a receiver — he caught 71 passes for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns last season — but Sorrentino has said that Hamilton also has the build and skills to play cornerback or safety. Hamilton said he is open to all three.
Stafford County has two other junior receivers likely to receive major college offers — Brooke Point’s Tyus White (84 catches; 1,391 yards; 24 touchdowns) and North Stafford’s Brandon Ravenel (57 catches; 1,018 yards; 14 touchdowns).