SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Jesse Hamilton, a student at Provisional Accelerated Learning (PAL) Charter Academy in San Bernardino, turned heads as he competed in the Rivals combine this weekend.
The combine was a two-day event hosted in Los Angeles. Athletes from all over Southern California and across the country came to compete for an opportunity at a football scholarship. The top athletes were asked to come back for a second day competition which consisted of additional tryouts, which measured their speed and versatility in a multitude of skill drills. Hamilton was among the top athletes who got the second day call back. He had the best shuttle time out of 2,000 athletes.
Jesse is an 11th grader at PAL Charter Academy and a student ambassador. He also plays basketball and has led his team to the second round of Inland Empire Athletic League (IEAL) playoffs. PAL Academy High School doesn’t have a football team as of yet; however, Dwaine Radden Sr., CEO of the school said, “We are applying to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) for small schools this year, and it looks favorable.”
Radden, is a former High school coach and is also a Minor League Hall of Fame coach of the California Raiders, a Minor league team in San Bernardino, which headed Nationally ranking for years. He is excited about bringing football to the PAL Charter Academy High school.