One prospect we have had at the top of our quarterback lists for the last two seasons at Northwest Prep Report is 2015 Oregon City (OR) QB Thomas Hamilton.
Who? That is what we heard all the time from schools throughout the Pacific Northwest because the 6-4, 220 lb Hamilton, who possesses a rocket arm, was playing hundreds of miles away in Baker City, Oregon in a mostly run oriented offense at a place few people notice kids.
However, Hamilton has been coming over the mountains and up the Gorge for years to train with new West Linn Head Coach Chris Miller and this past year with All American John Charles of Air One Football Academy. Hamilton came to a number of showcase events and was named an all-camp MVP in Seattle at the NWEFC Camp in June.
Then came a move to Oregon City High School this Summer, a change many people felt would pay dividends for Hamilton and the Pioneers. Charles worked him out extensively and Hamilton threw for PSU at their Summer Camp and was on target. All of those things in combination led to the news he just shared with our staff today.
“I just landed my first official offer from the Portland State Vikings,” said Hamilton.
So how does he feel after driving thousands of miles to camps, the move to Oregon City and the endless hours of work and practice to become a Division 1 prospects?
“It’s amazing. It was very cool. I am very excited,” Hamilton added. “It’s a big relief and I love the coaches there, so I’m definitely excited about the opportunity!”
The Pioneers are 0-2 after two slugfest losses, but Hamilton knows he and his teammates can play better and make the playoffs. There is no lack of talent on that Pioneer squad.
“The PSU Coaches liked me and came to see me play against West Linn,” Hamilton said. “That made a big difference to them and helped make this offer happen as well.”
Dirk Knudsen is publisher of Northwest Prep Report and contributes stories to Viking Tales about Portland State recruiting.
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