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Three-star LB Ja’Corey Hammett Flips Commitment from Miami to WVU

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Ja’Corey Hammett, a 247Sports three-star linebacker, has changed his commitment from the University of Miami to West Virginia.

Hammett, a standout at Miami’s Northwestern High listed at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, made the announcement Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.

Hammett had committed his hometown Hurricanes in January. Hammett racked up 63 tackles and 11 sacks during his junior season in 2019 and helped Miami Northwestern win the 5A Championship in Florida.

According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Hammett is the No. 39 ranked outside linebacker in the country for the Class of 2021.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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