Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s (Mich.) 2017 athlete Kahlee “KJ” Hamler may only be a freshman but he has already created plenty of buzz on the field due to his great production this off-season.
On Friday, Hamler received even more buzz, when he received his first football scholarship offer from Toledo after performing well at the Toledo Rockets camp and Hamler says he couldn’t be more excited about his first offer.
“I feel proud of myself.” Hamler said. “I’ve been waiting on this moment all the time and when the coach told me that I was very happy and excited. I feel like all the hardworking is paying off and I just have to keep grinding.”
“Toledo is an amazing school. I like their offense and how they run it and I definitely like the coaches because they’re all about business and they want to get you better. ”
Now that Toledo has offered, don’t be surprised if more offers come his way soon.
At 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, Hamler has taken plenty of reps at wide receiver but he has also shown the ability to be versatile and line up at defensive-back and even make an impact in special teams as kick returner and punt returner. He he has great speed and quickness which allows him to get the upper hand on his defenders, then you add that with his great length and reliable hands and he is already one of the most explosive players on the field. As he continues to grow and get stronger, it’s scary to think about how lethal this young man can be on the field.
Keep in mind that Hamler is just as driven and productive in the classroom as he is on the field. Hamler recently told Jeff Corrion of The D-Zone, that one of his greatest high school achievements, is maintaining a 3.4 grade point average. So as you can see, this young man has plenty to offer, whether be on the field or in the classroom.
With that being said, this recent offer from Toledo is just the beginning for Hamler. Going into the 2014 football season, Hamler will only be a sophomore, so you can definitely expect to hear his name more and more as he continues his high school career.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit