July 10, 2009

GMC safety ready to make his announcement

Sometimes shortly after noon on Saturday, Georgia Military safety Jakar Hamilton will announce what four-year school he plans on finishing his college career.

Coaches at both Alabama and Georgia will be anxiously awaiting his decision.

The 6-foot-2, 196-pound playmaker will let everyone know his plans during a ceremony that will take place in Augusta at the Wild Wings Café off of Washington Road.

Although Hamilton says that schools like Auburn and Kentucky have continued to recruit him, he recently made it clear that Georgia and Alabama are the two teams to beat.

"It was a great scene at Georgia. I was there when the camp was going on and the kids were all out there working hard, doing what they usually do," Hamilton said. "I talked with Coach (Mark) Richt, Coach (Willie) Martinez, met some of the players and their academic situation really blew it out of the water. They'll pay for my Masters. Say if I went to the league (NFL) and decided to come back to school, they'll pay for me to get my Masters no matter what."

Hamilton had very kind words to say about Alabama as well.
"Really, both schools are about the same. Coach (Nick) Saban is a great coach who knows a lot about the NFL and what goes into that," Hamilton said. "It's really Tit for Tat. Both schools are equal. I just have to weigh all the facts to make my big decisions, what school I want to attend and what will be best for me and the future of my family."

Wherever he goes, Hamilton said he will look back on his two years at GMC with fondness.

He said there would be no way he would be in the position he is now without the lessons he's learned at the Milledgeville school.

"It takes discipline. We wake up at 5:30 every morning and the coaches here really push you," Hamilton said. "We do this on an every-day basis and we get our work done because everybody here has got goals. Guys who come here do so with one thing in mind - to become a big success."

Wherever he decides, Hamilton plans on getting an early start at his new home.

After graduating from GMC in December, he plans on enrolling at his new school in January in order to take part in spring practice.

"Right now, it's really not about football," Hamilton said recently. "It's about what the schools have to offer academically, the coaching staff, what kind of people they are and how they carry themselves. That's what I'm looking for."

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