Ernie Hamilton looks back on Underground Railroad and recruiting for Duffy Daugherty

PHOTO: Ernie Hamilton (61) and Brad Van Pelt (10) rushing Minnesota's offensive line. Visit my website home page, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN As Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty worked on his 1972 recruiting class, Ernie Hamilton of Greenville, S.C., was coming off a strong junior season. He was as a 1971 second-team All-Big Ten defensive lineman. Sometimes players serve as their program’s top recruiters. That’s no secret. And with Daugherty having targeted Bennie Cunningham of from Seneca, S.C.,…

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