St. Mary’s WR KJ Hamler transferring to IMG Academy

The Detroit News
KJ Hamler

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s receiver KJ Hamler announced on Twitter Tuesday that he will be transferring to Florida’s IMG Academy for his senior season.

“After a long talk with my family and with great thought and consideration, I have decided not to continue my senior year at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. I will be finishing my senior year at IMG Academy in Florida,” he tweeted. “I would like to thank St. Mary’s and the coaches for the three years I have had with them. I appreciate everyone who has supported me my last three years at OLAKE, and the brotherhood I gained.

“But this is a opportunity that I feel is best for me at this time and I hope my brotherly bond continues as I begin my new journey. Please respect my decision and thank you.”

Hamler was part of a St. Mary’s team that won back-to-back Division 3 state titles, beating Muskegon, 7-0, in 2014 and Chelsea, 29-12, last season.

Hamler is rated a four-star prospect by and a three-star by He has offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Louisville, Mississippi State, Minnesota, Penn State and West Virginia, among others.