Cienega wide receiver/defensive back Charles “Sonny” Hamm III committed and signed with NAIA program Jamestown (N.D.) University on Tuesday, making him the 17th local Class of 2021 prospect to announce his college choice.
Cienega, which led all local schools with 14 players with scholarship offers, now has six players who have aligned themselves with a college.
Including Hamm, they are quarterback/athlete Ryan Swoger (South Dakota State), center Andrew Husfelt (Washburn), strong safety Sebastian Felix (Drake), linebacker Isaiah Webb (Western New Mexico) and tackle Hunter Schlagel (Western New Mexico).
@jfederico8 @Coach_Mistro @JimmieFootball I am beyond Excited! 🧡🖤🏈 @ISWEATGREATNESS @CoachBollnow @SteveSchween @CienegaFootball @YaniBrown2021 @SOAZFootball #JimmyPride #ChopAndCarry 🔒 pic.twitter.com/RFNVyYGenv
— Charles “Sonny” Hamm III (@sonny_hamm13_87) January 20, 2021
Hamm, 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, played in 14 varsity games over the last two years. This season, the Bobcats played only two games because the season was cut short of COVID-19.
Despite his limited amount of games, Hamm impressed college recruiters with his athleticism. Culver-Stockton and St. Olaf also offered him scholarships.
Here is a list of the 17 local players who have committed or signed:
- Former Salpointe OT Jonah Miller on May 18 to Oregon. He is forgoing his final season in high school and plans to attend Oregon in the spring. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO RB Stevie Rocker on July 16 to Arizona. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO DE/LB Chase Randall on Sept. 2 to Sioux Falls.
- Ironwood Ridge QB Chase Cassel on Sept. 23 to St. Norbert.
- Nogales LB Rene R. Urias Jr. on Oct. 1 to Grinnell
- Cienega QB Ryan Swoger on Oct. 23 to South Dakota State. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Walden Grove LB Sebastian Adamski on Nov. 16 to Drake. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Cienega C Andrew Husfelt on Nov. 19 to Washburn.
- Ironwood Ridge FS Dylan Cook on Nov. 24 to Morehead State
- Walden Grove WR Alex Culbertson on Nov. 24 to Simpson
- Catalina Foothills TE Garrick Krautz on Dec. 9 to Morehead State.
- Cienega SS Sebastian Felix on Dec. 16 to Drake.
- Cienega LB Isaiah Webb on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico.
- Cienega DT Hunter Schlagel on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico.
- Buena OT Dominc Avant on Jan. 19 to Sioux Falls.
- Pusch Ridge RB/DB Evan Lovett on Jan. 19 to Minot (N.D.) State
- Cienega WR/DB Charles Hamm III on Jan. 19 to Jamestown. He signed on Jan. 19.
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