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Hamilton's Pit Stop Works for MTSU

Newspaper article News Sentinel

Hamilton's Pit Stop Works for MTSU

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MARYVILLE - An impromptu decision led to an even bigger one this past week for Lucas Hamilton.

Hamilton, a tight end at Lenoir City High School, decided on the way home from a combine in Indianapolis last Sunday to make a pit stop in Murfreesboro to look around at Middle Tennessee State University.

T he Blue Raiders had offered him a scholarship during the school year, he said. So he phoned MTSU assistant coach David Bibee and got a tour of the campus and facilities on Monday. After spending a few hours there and meeting with the offensive coaches more, Hamilton decided to commit to coach Rick Stockstill.

"The longer I was there, the more I liked MTSU and the feeling around their campus and around their football program," said Hamilton on Saturday at the Maryville College Perimeter Passing Camp.

"I'm happy with my decision to commit. It's where I want to be. I feel it's where I need to be, to give me the best chance to possibly play even on after college football - possibly in the NFL. …

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