A Michigan State signee was rushed to the hospital after a scary accident.
Michigan State signee Lashawn Paulino-Bell was injured in a jet skiing accident during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to a report. Paulino-Bell’s high school teammate Dejmi Dumervil Jean said Paulino-Bell is in stable condition after suffering internal injuries.
According to a report from 247Sports, Paulino-Bell was airlifted from the Bahamas to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
From the report:
“While on vacation in the Bahamas, Lashawn was involved in a jet ski accident,” Jean said. “He suffered internal injuries and got airlifted back to Florida to Jackson hospital.”
Jean said Paulino-Bell is in stable condition following the accident. A GoFundMe account has been set up by a relative of Paulino-Bell to help the family cover medical expenses.
Paulino-Bell signed his letter of intent to the Spartans on February 1. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, he is the No. 44 defensive end recruit in the 2017 recruiting class. Paulino-Bell is also a consensus top 100 prospect in the state of Florida, a hot bed for top high school players.
At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, he helped St. Thomas Aquinas to the Class 7A state championship and a No. 5 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings. As a senior, Paulino-Bell racked up 40 tackles and five sacks.