A key member of the Michigan State football 2017 football recruiting class, Fort Lauderdale FL DE Lashawn Paulino-Bell (LPB) has been involved in a Jet Ski accident while on a family vacation out of the country in the Bahamas. He was airlifted back to Florida.
Spartan Nation reached out to LPB’s teammate Dejmi Dumervil Jean who is also being recruited by the Spartans. The 18 FL OL told us, “He was in the Bahamas with his family and had a Jet Ski incident. He was airlifted back to Florida to Jackson Hospital. He’s currently in stable condition.”He in the bahamas with family and had a jet ski incident he was airlifted back to florida to jackson hospital hes currently in stable conditionHe in the bahamas with family and had a jet ski incident he was airlifted back to florida to jackson hospital hes currently in stable conditionHe in the bahamas with family and had a jet ski incident he was airlifted back to florida to jackson hospital hes currently in stable condition
With a tumultuous Spartan off season and so many questions on the defensive line and especially the defensive end position, LPB is expected to play this season. Mark Dantonio raved about his young star on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
“Lashawn Paulino-Bell out of St. Thomas Aquinas, which is the home of Madre London. Outstanding football player in that high school program. He's another young man that won a state title. A guy that committed early in the process and stayed true to his commitment throughout. And you go to St. Thomas Aquinas, daily that you've got college coaches, head coaches and college coaches. And when you see that big body guy with his big hands like that you cannot help but be attracted and say who's that? Who's that guy? Has tremendous speed off the edge. Will impact this football program in a lot of ways, sort of a nationally recruited guy. Coach Snyder was involved with recruiting him, Coach Burton, as well. Very highly successful program. And he's used to success and I think he'll be a great pass rusher for us among other things. No. 25 USAToday rankings as a team, and defensive team process, No. 41 by scout, No. 53 by ESPN, which again, whatever that gives you. But I think Lashawn is an outstanding player. And I appreciate all of our guys as they went through this process, their commitment lasted. They didn't waiver, they didn't go back and forth, there wasn't a situation where we had to recruit a guy. They stayed the course. And that's been a fixture for most of our classes since we have been here, almost all of them.”
Friends and teammates took to Twitter to call for prayers and offer well wishes for the popular young man:
Stay tuned to Spartan Nation for the latest on this story. This story was first reported by 247 Sports.