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Hayward star picks Bulldogs


A Hayward football star announced his college destination Saturday afternoon.

Senior cornerback Alzillion Hamilton committed to Fresno State, joining first-year head coach Kalen DeBoer after Jeff Tedford’s successful three-year stretch there featured a combined 26-14 record – including a 10-win mark in 2017 and a 12-win campaign in 2018.

Hamilton, tabbed as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and the No. 145 cornerback nationally in the 2021 class, picked Fresno State over a slew of Mountain West offers from Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State and Wyoming.

Hayward recorded a 10-2 campaign overall – its most wins since a 12-2 season in 2006 – while going a perfect 6-0 in league play to capture a West Alameda County Shoreline Division crown. Hamilton was an integral part of that success, leading the team in both receiving yards and interceptions.

Hamilton joins a talented crop of East Bay players at Fresno State that includes two quarterbacks – Jake Haener (Monte Vista) and Ben Wooldridge (Foothill) – along with former Freedom running back Ronnie Rivers, among others.

Bay Area players at Fresno State

QB Jake Haener (Monte Vista)

QB Ben Wooldridge (Foothill)

RB Jordan Mims (Menlo-Atherton)

RB Ronnie Rivers (Freedom)

WR Kevin Parker (Skyline)

OL Zack Gieg (Valley Christian)

OL Paul Matavao-Poialii (Jefferson)

OL Mose Vavao (St. Francis)

DE Alex Cruz (Concord)

DE Kwami Jones (Serra)

DB Bralyn Lux (King’s Academy)

DB Evan Williams (St. Francis)

K Cesar Silva (Milpitas)

P Carson King (Foothill)

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