July 11, 2009

Hamilton makes his college choice

The "Hitman" is ready to make his mark with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Georgia Military safety Jakar Hamilton became the 10th player to verbally commit to head coach Mark Richt, choosing the Bulldogs over SEC rival Alabama.

At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Hamilton stuck to his word, saying he would make his choice at or near the first of July.

He joins linebacker Demetre Baker, offensive tackle Brent Benedict, wide receiver Michael Bennett, linebacker B.J. Butler, linebacker Marc Deas, defensive end Jalen Fields, offensive lineman Kolton Houston, cornerback Derek Owens and wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers as player to have committed to Georgia thus far.

Along with Alabama, Hamilton also held offers from Illinois, N.C. State and West Virginia.

He plans to enroll in January.

"Football-wise, there are no worries. I'm not worried about playing time. I know I'll work hard and try to start as a free safety," Hamilton told UGASports prior to his commitment.. "I'm impressed with Georgia and its academics. I like the way the coaches stay on top of the players, make sure everybody keeps their GPA up and graduates with a degree."

Hamilton joked that he's a different person on and off the field.

Off the field, Hamilton describes himself as "goofy" until he straps on his helmet. It's then that a metamorphosis takes place.

"I'm mean on the field. If I hit somebody, I'll help them up but other than that I'm out there trash talking," Hamilton said. "It's defense. That's your job, to tackle people, to get them intimidated, so you can win on the defensive side of the ball. I'm that person."

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