Tight end Cormontae Hamilton sent in his Letter of Intent to Ohio State on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class.
Here’s a look at what he could mean for the future of the program.
Weight: 263 lbs
Position: Tight End
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
247 Composite Rating: 3-star, No. 691 player overall
Position Rank: No. 29 tight end
When He Committed: July 2018, over schools like Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville, and Ole Miss.
Projection: Lots of players describe a certain program as their “dream school” during the recruiting process. But most don’t go the distance that Cormontae Hamilton did to make that dream come true.
Hamilton took a 24-hour round trip on a Greyhound bus from his home in Tennessee to Columbus for a chance to attend OSU’s football camp this summer.
That dedication, coupled with his performance at that camp, earned Hamilton a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes, which he took.
At 263 lbs, Hamilton is already the size of a defensive ends at the line of scrimmage. But he’s also athletic enough to go up and catch the ball, run away from guys in the open field, and be a target downfield in the passing game.
He played as both an in-line tight end and flexed out wide in high school.
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Hamilton’s blocking will be what ultimately determines when he can get on the field at Ohio State.
Rashod Berry, Luke Farrell, and Jake Hausmann will all be upperclassmen in 2019, and Jeremy Ruckert will be a sophomore.
Hamilton will have trouble cracking that depth chart, especially since he won’t be in Columbus until the summer.
However, once those guys start to move on, Hamilton should have a chance to get his name on the two-deep in 2020 and beyond.
Cormontae Hamilton’s Highlight Reel