WVU Rushes Edge To Flip Ja’Corey Hammett

Ja'Corey Hammett

There’s no doubting Ja’Corey Hammett’s speed off the defensive edge. West Virginia might have matched it with its maneuvering to flip the Northwestern (Fla.) High School standout’s commitment from Miami to the mountains.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Hammett committed to the Hurricanes in January, but WVU stayed with its recruitment effort and ultimately gained what could be another very effective player in space for the Mountaineer defense. Hammett typically lined up as a wide edge rusher in either a two- or three-point stance for the Bulls, but his speed and athleticism could allow him to play any number of positions at West Virginia.

Hammett had offers from more than two dozen Division I schools. Power 5 squads on his offer sheet included Arkansas, Florida State, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Hammett helped Northwestern to a 13-2 record and its third consecutive Class 5A Florida State title in 2019 with a 34-17 win over Jones (Orlando) High, which featured current WVU running back A’Varius Sparrow. On the season, Hammett had 11 sacks and 63 total tackles, elevating himself from a relative unknown to a top-tier prospect with an extensive offer sheet.




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    There’s no doubting Ja’Corey Hammett’s speed off the defensive edge. West Virginia might have matched it with its manuvering to flip the Northwestern
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    Welcome Mr. Hammet!

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    NB going hot and heavy after the DL prospects.  Haven’t seen this much active EVER recruiting DL even if it is a DL/LB prospect.  Nice to see us flip a kid from another good P5 school.  Even better to flip one from a FL team.

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    Agree with the point overall, but just to avoid any confusion Hammett would be, at most, a bandit, and that would probably require him gaining 30-35 lbs.  Spear and will, I would think might be his first positions, but this is one situation where it probably doesn’t matter where they start him out.

    Get him here, see what he looks like in pass coverage and against the run, and that will help dictate where he ends up.

    Definitely agree with the overall point, though. WVU does seem to be very focused in recruiting to its system while making sure the traditional line positions have enough depth.

     

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