Clemson would like to add a big safety to the program in the 2019 class and one the Tigers like is Kyle Hamilton (6-3 188) of Atlanta. Hamilton attended the Tigers’ junior day last Saturday and now has them in a prominent position on his recruiting board.
“I think it went really well,” Hamilton said of the visit on which he was joined by his parents. “I like Clemson a lot. The facilities are really nice. I like the coaching staff. They seem sincere and like good people. They told me they haven’t signed a safety in like two years so they said I would have a chance to play right away. They said I’d be a great fit and really make a difference.”
Hamilton said the Tigers like him for both safety positions as well as the nickel and dime spots.
Hamilton said he watched the Tigers practice on Saturday then got a look at the football facilities and the academic support. He met with safeties coach Mickey Conn and also talked with Dabo Swinney. All in all for Hamilton, it was a good experience and positively affected his opinion toward Clemson.
“Definitely high up there now. After this visit, I have a higher regard for Clemson. They actually are really high up on my list right now,” he said.
Hamilton visited Vanderbilt Monday and Georgia Tuesday. He will visit Notre Dame Thursday and Ohio State Friday.
He wants to commit before his season and sign early but his school does not allow early graduation.
Last season Hamilton had 60 solo tackles with 6 interceptions and 8 passes broken up.