The Michigan Wolverines have picked up their 19th verbal commitment for the Class of 2016. Baltimore (MD) Gilman four-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Wednesday, choosing UM over Stanford and Maryland.
— Devery Hamilton (@D_Hamilton19) June 24, 2015
Hamilton is relatively new to the position, having just moved to OT from the defensive line three games into his junior season. His size (6’6″, 290lbs) and athleticism, along with good feet and long arms, have helped him rise quickly to blue chip status at OT after having spent most of his high school career at defensive end and tight end.
247Sports has him ranked as the No. 23 offensive tackle prospect, and 233rd overall.
Gilman assistant coach Henry Russell said of Hamilton, “He came to Gilman real raw. He was more of a basketball kid that started playing football a little bit. I think he grew a lot from freshman to sophomore year. He started playing varsity sophomore year at defensive end for us. For as big as he was he had really good feet and was athletic. We had him playing tight end to start with on offense. He had a really good sophomore year and junior year he came in and started at defensive end and tight end.”
About the move to tackle, Russell went on to say, “We decided to move him to tackle a few games into the season, we thought it better served us. He did a really nice job for us there. It was a natural fit for him once we put him in that position. The fact he was able to do that was very impressive.”
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