Michael Hamlin To Join Tigers in June

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Michael Hamlin Defensive back Lamar High School 6'3", 191 pounds It would be difficult to say that Michael Hamlin hasn't been keeping busy since his final game in a Lamar High School jersey last fall. The Clemson signee, who has qualified academically, also displayed his talents on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

In basketball, he averaged 22 points, 3.7 steals, 12 rebounds, five blocks, and five assists per game, and played in the North/South game. In baseball, he hit .426, leading Lamar to the state title series. He has also found time to work out and run a mile and a half four days a week. "If I play another sport at Clemson, it will be basketball," Hamlin said. "But right now, I am ready for football. I am going down on June 27th for summer school classes, and I am looking forward to it. I want to get used to the college atmosphere."
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Hamlin knows that the Tigers have a lot of work to do, but is looking forward to seeing what happens when fall practice begins. "I think we will do well," Hamlin said. "We lost a few players, but people will step up." Defensive Back Scholarship Breakdown
2004 2005

-Jamaal Fudge -Tavaghn Monts*
-Maurice Nelson*  


-Travis Pugh     -Roy Walker*  -Adrian Kindred -Michael Hamlin
  -Justin Miller -Tye Hill*

-Sergio Gilliam

-C.J. Gaddis* -Robert Reese* -Brandon Croley -Chris Clemons
* - red-shirted Bio Finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina…ranked as 11th best safety in the nation by Tom Lemming…rated as the 26th best safety by collegefootballnews.com…Defensive Player of the Year in South Carolina according to the High School Sports Report…all-state by the same service in 2002 and 2003…played in the 2003 Shrine Bowl for South Carolina…Class A Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003…All-Region selections each of his last three years…named to WPDE All-Zone team in 2003…all-state in all classifications for 2003…had 23 interceptions during his career at Lamar High School…member of the 2003 state championship baseball team…All-Regional choice during his career in football, basketball and baseball…member of the Lamar High School BETA Club…member of FCA…threw three passes in 2003 and two went for touchdown, including one to his brother in the state championship game…had 20 catches for 290 yards and four touchdowns, he was the team’s top receiver…also had 9-148 in punt returns, a 16.4 average, and 7-179 in kickoff returns, 25.6 per return…led the team in interceptions with four…had 65 tackles for the season, fourth on the team……played his high school football for J.R. Boyd at Lamar High School…comes to Clemson from the same school that sent former Clemson All-American and Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro Levon Kirkland to Clemson…. Born Michael Leon Hamlin on November 21, 1985

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