Ja’Corey Hammett flips commitment from Miami to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia was able to flip Miami native Ja’Corey Hammett from his commitment to the University of Miami. Hammett became the 14th verbal commitment to WVU’s Class of 2021 on Wednesday afternoon. He previously committed to Miami after receiving an offer in late-January.

Hammett is a 6-foot-3, 205 pound defensive end from Northwestern High School. He helped NHS to a 13-2 record and the Florida Class 5A state championship last fall. Hammett collected 63 tackles for the Bulls (34 were solo) and 11 sacks in his junior season.

Hammett has collected around twenty Division I scholarship offers, eleven of those have come from ‘Power 5’ schools. In addition to WVU and Miami, Arkansas, Florida State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina and Tennessee had offered. He also received offers from Alabama State, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, North Texas, UAB, and Western Kentucky. He is listed as a 3-star recruit by 247sports.com.

 

West Virginia’s previous Class of 2021 verbal commitments

Nijel McGriffNW Mississippi C.C.6-2, 285DL
Edward VesterinenHelsinki, Finland6-4, 240DL3-star
Tomas RimacBrunswick, Oh.6-6, 275OL3-star
Kaden PratherGermantown, Md.6-3, 200WR4-star
Brayden DudleyBuford, Ga.6-3, 250DL
Treylan DavisJackson, Ohio6-5, 230TE3-star
Jaylen AndersonPerry, Ohio6-1, 210RB4-star
Hammond RussellDublin, Ohio6-3, 235DE3-star
Will “Goose” CrowderBirmingham, Ala.6-3, 192QB3-star
Wyatt MilumHuntington, W.Va.6-6, 280OL4-star
Saint McLeodPhiladelphia, Pa.5-11, 190Safety3-star
Andrew Wilson-LampMassilon, Ohio6-3, 175WR3-star
Viktor WikstromStockholm, Sweden6-3, 235TE3-star




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