MORE from our HomeTeam writers.
Strawberry Crest WR Karel Hamilton, poised to become the program's first college signee following his breakthrough senior year, said Thursday he's making an official visit this weekend to Division I-AA Samford.
Hamilton, a first-team pick on the Times' 2012 All-Hillsborough County team, also has offers from Chattanooga and Coastal Carolina, the former of which he already has visited. He has qualified academically, Chargers coach John Kelly said.
A Brooklyn native, Hamilton (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) had 59 catches for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns as a Chargers senior. He was an honorable mention pick on the Associated Press' Class 6A all-state team.