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2025 DE Jameil Hamm Working To Impress Notre Dame

June 20, 2024
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Jameil Hamm‍ has been patient throughout the recruiting process and the 2025 Ohio defensive end isn’t about to start rushing things now.

Hamm has more than a dozen Group of Five scholarship offers, but is still working for more, which is why he camped at Notre Dame earlier this week.

“It went good,” Hamm said of Monday’s camp in South Bend. “I got to work with them, got to meet Coach (Al) Washington. It went well.”

The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder credited the Irish defensive line coach with teaching him some moves to help him get off the ball quicker. Hamm was impressed with Washington’s coaching style.

“He's really patient,” the Glenville High School standout said. “He tries to get through to you. He might show you a couple examples at first of how to do it, but he's patient though and energetic.

“He is great. I had great conversations with me since the first time I walked through the door.”

Hamm felt he did a good job applying what he was learning from Washington throughout the camp.

“I think I took what we learned from a few drills and did it in the one-on-ones,” he said. “I think that's what he really to see, who could learn from the drills and take it to the one-on-ones, I think that's one thing I did well.”

The feedback from Washington was certainly positive.

“He said, I had an amazing camp,” Hamm explained. “He said I was on the radar. He wanted me to come back down for a few games, said he would stay in touch and he said I had a great camp.”

Hamm was thrilled to hear that from Washington.

“It feels great,” he said. “That was my first time ever being at Notre Dame. I most definitely loved it. The atmosphere was amazing.”

He called the facilities, “amazing, top-tier for sure,” and said he “definitely” plans on returning to South Bend this fall. 

He’s already made visits this spring to Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Toledo, Cincinnati and Purdue

He has an official visit set to Miami-Ohio this weekend.

But he’s been clear he isn’t going to rush a decision.

“I just try to build relationships with all the coaches, talk to them and see. Everybody has their different opinions, different takes on things. I just like to talk to all of them and see where they're coming from about me as a player, student, person. I just have to be patient.”

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