S Kyle Hamilton
S KYLE HAMILTON, 6-3, 205; ATLANTA MARIST
Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 7 S, No. 75 overall.
247Sports ranking: Five stars, No. 1 S, No. 15 overall.
Notable numbers: 72 tackles, four interceptions, one TFL, one forced fumble, eight pass breakups and two blocked kicks; 27 carries for 272 yards and two touchdowns; 38 catches for 804 yards and seven touchdowns; 17 punt returns for 261 yards and one touchdown; three kickoff returns for 118 yards and a touchdown as a senior.
Birthday: March 16, 2001.
First scholarship offer: Florida Atlantic.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “Probably right when I got on campus for the first time.” (Wake Forest game in 2017).
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Personable.
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Probably just getting texts every day from coaches. I mean, it is a little flattering at the beginning, but then it gets annoying.”
Best player I’ve played against: Ohio State RB commit Steele Chambers.
The last thing you watched on Netflix: "Ozark."
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Since U Been Gone” — Kelly Clarkson.
Dream job (other than the NFL): Sports marketing, preferably on the West Coast.
NFL player comparison: Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James.
Expectations for my freshman season: “Hopefully to play a good bit and, God willing, start. But really to just contribute to my team. Whatever the coaches and my team need me to do, I will do it to the best of my ability that I can.”
Favorite football accomplishment: “We did not win the state championship last year, but making it (to the championship), that team was really close.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Adidas.
What was the first position you played in football? Quarterback.
What’s your best sport other than football? Basketball.
Sports idol: LeBron James.
Preferred social media: Twitter.
Favorite musician/band: Travis Scott.
Celebrity crush: Sommer Ray or Megan Fox.
How many times have you watched Rudy? “I actually have never seen Rudy. I have been meaning to do that for about a year now.”
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How many pets do you have? One dog, Nala.