Hard work and dedication are a cornerstone of what people look for in the hiring process.
That is no different in the recruiting world of college football, and Ohio State seems to have found those qualities in their most recent commit, Cormontae Hamilton.
Hamilton committed to the Buckeyes on Friday, just more than a month after taking a Greyhound bus from his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. to Columbus, to participate in Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp.
The three-star prospect was also dealing with a sprained shoulder at the time, but that wasn't going to keep him from coming to Columbus, where he performed well enough to earn a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes. He discussed his trip and commitment with WATN in Memphis on Saturday.
THIS IS DEDICATION.— Jessica Benson (@Local24Jessica) July 28, 2018
Last month '19 3* TE Cormontae Hamilton (@Cbvndzzz) took a greyhound bus solo to Columbus, OH (24hr round trip) to make it to Ohio State's camp.
He left with an offer. He committed yesterday. Hamilton on his journey/why he wanted to be a Buckeye: pic.twitter.com/Z6rpC5wgwU
Hamilton is the fifteenth commitment in Ohio State's 2019 class, and he told Eleven Warriors' Andrew Lind that Urban Meyer was impressed with the sacrifices he made just to come to Columbus.
“It was just an enjoyable, grinding moment. It felt wonderful because this is the offer that I have been wanting,” Hamilton said. “Coach Wilson told me I deserved it because I didn’t give up just because my shoulder was hurting. I kept pushing. Coach Meyer told me he liked my athleticism and the sacrifices I made to make it up there.”