Ohio State has officially grabbed another in-state prospect as DaVon Hamilton is the latest signee to fax in his National Letter on Intent.
The 6'3, 285-pound defensive tackle committed to the Buckeyes just last week, flipping his commitment from the University of Kentucky. Hamilton took an official visit to Columbus on Jan. 23 and from there it was all over as Urban Meyer was able to close the door once again.
Hamilton is one of two true defensive tackles in this class, along with Robert Landers, and will have a chance to flash his skills early with Ohio State losing some men up front from the 2014 squad. He's big, powerful, and one heckuva athlete, but still raw when it comes to playing in the trenches. Sure, you could put the "project" tag on him, but if he's able to harness his skill set from the get go, he could challenge for playing time early on.
A Pickerington Central product, Hamilton also received offers from Pittsburgh and Toledo to go along with Ohio State and Kentucky.
Land Grant Holy-Land's Christopher Jason gives us the low down on Hamilton:
DaVon Hamilton had a monster senior season that was rewarded with a Buckeye offer. Personally, I see Hamilton as a Coach Johnson developmental project but you never know how defensive tackles will develop once they go through strength training. His stance is very high and he fires out higher than he should, but it is fixable with good coaching. He does display a good motor and solid athleticism which will serve him well once he gets down the proper technique. Hamilton is a depth guy who may need a year or two to get acclimated to Big Ten football.
If you haven't seen him in action this year, check out Hamilton's senior highlights: