Georgia returned to the same school where it found noseguard Chris Mayes in an attempt to add another talented defensive lineman to its 2016 signing class. Bulldogs assistant Chris Wilson offered a scholarship to 15-year-old Broadarious Hamm (Griffin, Ga./Spalding) on Monday.
"I got called to the office, and my coach told me Coach Wilson from Georgia had offered," Hamm told DawgNation's Kipp Adams. "I was surprised to get an offer from a school like Georgia during my freshman year, especially since I do not have that much film. It feels good to have such a big offer, but it just means I have to keep on working hard."
The offer might have surprised Hamm, but Spalding coach Nick Davis understands Georgia's attraction. He coached former Bulldogs offensive lineman Cordy Glenn -- who started as a rookie last season for the Buffalo Bills -- at Riverdale High School and believes Hamm has the same potential.
"This is still kind of surreal for him since he just turned 15 in January, but he was excited about it," Davis said of Hamm, who is already 6-foot-3 and 292 pounds. "He is a lot like Cordy Glenn, who I had at Riverdale, in that he moves really well for his size, plays basketball, too, and has a size 18 shoe."
After making his debut on Spalding's varsity team as a freshman, Hamm will play left tackle and noseguard for the Jaguars this fall. And he should have a growing number of suitors, Davis said, once his highlight reel begins making the rounds. Davis said coaches from Duke had just checked out Hamm and that Auburn also expressed an interest.
Hamm said he did not grow up as a fan of any particular program, but would like to hear from LSU and Georgia Tech.
Of coach Mark Richt's Bulldogs, Hamm said, "Georgia would be a good program for me to learn from, and I think I would fit in well there."