There is major news out of college football breaking today, where a top recruit is facing serious trouble with the law in connection with an alleged gun-related incident in suburban Washington, DC.
The national recruiting website 24/7 Sports is reporting that Luke Hill, who had signed a national scholarship letter of intent to compete this fall for the football team at the University of Oregon, but will not after he and the school parted ways, was taken into custody last night in Prince Georges County, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC, and accused of attempted first degree murder along with several firearms-related charges including possession of a firearm by a minor. Hill is expected to make a court appearance on June 19. The school, in a statement to 24/7, indicated it had severed ties with Hill earlier this spring.
ESPN is reporting, citing sources, that Hill allegedly opened fire from a moving vehicle at Ishmael Leggett, a basketball player who has himself signed a scholarship letter of intent to play for another university next school year. He was not hurt.