Hamilton in High SchoolHamilton attends Strongsville High School in Strongsville, Ohio-a suburb of Cleveland. (Side note: Being an Ohio native he did like OSU, but the Buckeyes didn't offer. When asked about playing OSU in the future he said, "It’s going to be fun, that’s all I have to say...love it or leave it.") The Mustangs were not very good in 2009 winning just 3 games. But they were without Hamilton's services for half of the year as he player only just 6 games before suffering a minor knee injury. In 2008, though, the Mustangs were a lot better finishing 11-2 as the Northeast Ohio Conference Champions.
- 2009 - 22 catches, 300 yards, 5 TDs
- 2008 - 20 catches, 318 yards, 5 TDs
His highlight reel is actually pretty exciting. Unlike a lot of guys who are projected at tight end, he actually lines up in the position and has to block in high school. Probably the most promising play I saw is where he gets on a block off the snap then releases across the field as the QB fakes a hand-off then rolls out to find Hamilton down the field (sound familiar??). He is also shown lining up as a receiver and getting open on some short routes. Overall, I like what I see with the 6-5, 230 lb. Hamilton. Schools around the country agree too, as he had over 30 offers. I could definitely see him playing early and often in his career at Iowa.