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2015 Ohio Football Recruiting: DL DaVon Hamilton Talks Commitment to Bobcats

DaVon Hamilton looks to be a potential impact freshman for Ohio in 2015.

DaVon Hamilton

Ohio found a diamond in the rough last year with true freshman rush end Tarell Basham, who looks to be an anchor on the d-line for several years to come. With 2015 verbal commit DaVon Hamilton, the Bobcats may have found another defensive lineman who could make an immediate impact.

The 6-foot-4, 285 pound defensive tackle committed to the 'Cats over an offer from in-state rival Toledo. The Pickerington Central High School Senior (Pickerington, Ohio) is currently ranked a 3-star defensive tackle by Rivals, and a Top 50 prospect in the state of Ohio.

"I really liked {Solich's) coaching style. I heard a lot about all the bowl games [Ohio has] went to, and how many players they've sent to the league, and also because my defensive coach at my high school is an Ohio graduate," Hamilton told Hustle Belt about why he pledged to become a Bobcat.

During a pair of unofficial visits to Ohio, Hamilton said he came away impressed with the atmosphere around the program, and the attitude of the team.

Another deciding factor in Hamilton's commitment was the familiarity of Ohio. Only about an hour away from his current home, the Bobcats also feature a pair of former Pickerington Central players in redshirt senior safety Josh Kristoff, and sophomore wideout Sebastian Smith.

Despite receiving interest from schools such as Pitt and Northwestern, Hamilton's commitment is solid according to the high school senior. With an opportunity to contribute early, it's likely to remain that way.

"They said I could play as a freshman there. I'd basically be playing a three technique," Hamilton said. Ohio was ravaged by injuries on the defensive line these past two seasons, but has went hard after young, promising prospects on the recruiting trail, and with the addition of Hamilton the team looks poised to have a solid defensive front for the next few years.

Looking for highlights of Hamilton's play? Check out his Hudl page.