Hamilton Commits to the Chippewas

Tim Hamilton

The Central Michigan football program has received a verbal commitment from one of the top linebackers in the state of Michigan's 2011 class.

Chippewas Insider has learned that linebacker Tim Hamilton of Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice High School has verbally committed to Central Michigan University.

A stalwart defensive standout who could project at linebacker or the defensive line, the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Hamilton chose the Chippewas over reported offers from Western Michigan, Toledo and Miami University. He was also receiving recruiitng interest from Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin, among other schools.

Hamilton, who tallied 155 tackles last season for Brother Rice, joins two Illinois prep players in CMU's 2011 recruiting class, tight end Blake Serpa and linebacker Cody Lopez.

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