Intro: Dakota Hammett

Intro: Dakota Hammett

Dakota Hammett, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end/defensive tackle from Etowah High School in Attalla, Ala., has big plans for this season. His sophomore campaign was impressive for this 2012 prospect.

Dakota Hammett is looking to better himself and his team this season and will attend numerous camps this summer.

"I plan to attend the LSU and Alabama camps this summer," he said. "I have attended the Nike combine in Atlanta, and I plan to visit more."

Hammett recognizes his strengths and areas to improve.

"I am fairly quick off the line," he said. "And I need to work on my 40-time."

Hammett has plans to help take his team all the way.

"I want to step up for the team and show a top performance on the field," he stated. "I am going to make a lot of sacks, tackles and force fumbles."

Hammett learned new things while attending the South Showcase Combine which was held at Gadsden City High School May 2nd.

"I liked the time that I spent there," he said. "And I liked the one-on-one drills."

Hammett has also tackled his classroom studies by finding a summer solution.

"I never miss school," he said. "My GPA is a 2.2, but I have enrolled myself to be tutored this summer."

Hammett would like to see himself playing for one of these schools on the next level.

Alabama: They have a good program, and their coaches are dedicated to the players."

Auburn: "I like their program, and I have family nearby."

LSU: "Alabama's coach came from there."

Clemson: "They are a pretty good football team."

Georgia: "They have a good team, and my grandparents are close by."

Troy: "I took a visit there, and I liked the atmosphere."

Jacksonville State: "I took a tour of the campus, and they make you feel like family there."

Hammett had 31 tackles, five tackles for loss and four sacks in 2009. He was named All-Region for his performance and made the Gadsden Times Sacks Leaders Top 10.

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