Former Clairton Bears star Noah Hamlin announced on Sunday that he plans to transfer from the University of Cincinnati after two seasons with the Bearcats and some offseason legal troubles at home in Pittsburgh.
— Noah Ha〽️lin (@NPH__24) July 14, 2019
Hamlin was arrested in Pittsburgh on July 6 after a traffic stop. He has been charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude police, DUI, underage drinking and carrying false identification. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for August 6. The 20-year old was suspended indefinitely by Cincinnati after his arrest.
“I’m looking for a new place to call home this fall,” Hamlin wrote. “I will truly miss the Cincinnati program and all the bonds that I have with my brothers and coaches.”
Hamlin redshirted as a true freshman in 2017. Last year, he played in 13 games and recorded three tackles and a pass break-up.
He would have to sit out a year if he transfers to another FBS school, and would be immediately eligible, pending his legal status, at an FCS or lower-level school.
A three-star recruit coming out of high school, Hamlin picked Cincinnati over offers from Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, UConn, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Old Dominion, Temple, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Hamlin won three WPIAL titles with Clairton in 2013, 2015 and 2016. As a senior, he was Clairton’s starting quarterback and threw for 1,061 yards and 10 touchdowns.