Moments ago, the father of West Virginia football commit Hammond Russell announced on social media the heartbreaking news that his son was involved in a very serious car accident today.
Russell, a class of 2021 three star recruit for the Mountaineers, committed to West Virginia in April. Russell is a high school senior defensive end and is from Dublin, Ohio. He chose to play for the Mountaineers over offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Purdue, among several others.
Although details about the accident have not been made public, the photos appear to show a very serious accident with multiple people injured.
Hey we need you to pray for @Lildukes3 lord please keep my son safe please lord @CoachTTrickett @NealBrown_WVU @CoachLesley_WVU Hammond it’s time to be strong 💪🏾 the lord got you I love you boi @imarianah1 @coffmanfootball @Top_Photo_Guy @SPOOKIEDEE @JiggyBoyoso @natasharussell0 pic.twitter.com/3fADpCmE1R
— H.Russell 3 (@hammond_russell) December 9, 2020
Prayers for the future Mountaineer Hammond Russell and his entire family during this difficult time. We hope that he’ll fully recover and be on the field next season for the Mountaineers!