It was quite the birthday gift for 6-foot-3, 270-pound lineman Billy Hambrook, who received an offer from Villanova on June 5.
Later that month, he announced his verbal commit to the program, doing so on Twitter.
Hambrook, a Class of 2019 prospect from Charlotte Catholic (N.C.), had a number of offers to his name.
He fielded offers from Charleston Southern, Middle Tennessee State, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, William & Mary, and Elon, before deciding to go with ‘Nova.
Hambrook helped an offensive line that paved the way for a dynamic offense that steamrolled its way to an undefeated 16-0 record and a state title, this past year. Charlotte Catholic racked up 1,553 yards through the air and a staggering 4,222 yards on the ground. All in all, the Cougars reached the end zone 82 times. He was named an All-County and All-Conference lineman, making an impact as an offensive guard.
Hambrook boasts a bench press of 315 pounds, and is reportedly able to squat 505 pounds. He also has a sub-five second 40-yard dash. He’s very physical and has great footwork and strength in laying down hard-hitting blocks. He can get to the next level well and doesn’t seem to have a problem picking up linebackers.