DaeSean Hamilton can't wait for preseason camp to begin after missing the 2013 campaign. A talented and highly productive wideout at Mountain View (Va.) High School, an injury sidelined him last season. Hamilton returned during spring practice and made two catches in the Blue-White game in his first contest in Beaver Stadium. With Allen Robinson and Brandon Felder having departed from the 2013 unit, an opportunity for substantial playing time is available to Hamilton with continued progress. Hamilton is enrolled in the College of Communications, owned a 3.15 grade-point average after the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. He is among five Nittany Lions from Virginia.
2013 (Freshman Season)
Hamilton took a redshirt season due to a wrist injury. He made two catches in the 2014 Blue-White game.
One of the top playmakers in Virginia, Hamilton was a four-year letterman at wide receiver for head coach Lou Sorrentino at Mountain View High School. As a senior, he was named honorable-mention all-state and earned first-team all-district, all-area and all-region honors. Hamilton made 64 catches for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior to earn Commonwealth District Offensive Player-of-the-Year. A two-time team captain, he garnered honorable-mention all-state, as well as first-team all-district, all-area and all-region as a junior. Hamilton was invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American game. He was ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He was ranked among the top 20 recruits in the state of Virginia and was a top 60 wide receiver, according to all four recruiting services. Hamilton graduated with honors and earned an advanced diploma from Mountain View, while attaining Academic All-Conference during his career, as well. He also lettered three times in basketball.
Full name is DaeSean Kameron Hamilton. He is the son of Johnie and Madgeline Hamilton. He has two brothers, Ahmad and Darius, and two sisters, Danielle and Jasmine. His father was a member of the United States Marine Corps. Hamilton enjoys strength conditioning, video games and reading. He plans to major in communications and pursue a career in sports broadcasting. He owned a 3.15 grade-point average after the spring semester. Born March 10, 1995 in Okinawa, Japan.