Former Oregon football signee Luke Hill was arrested in Prince George’s County, Md., on Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun from a car Monday night, reportedly at a Rhode Island basketball recruit who was a former high school classmate.
Hill, of Temple Hills, Md., faces eight different charges, including attempted murder in the first degree, assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment and firearm use in a violent crime, according to the district court of Prince George’s County.
The full list of charges can be found here. Hill, 18, is being held without bond, according to court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19 in the county’s Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro.
Hill, a four-star recruit, signed with the Ducks during the early signing period in December. However, he had been told by Oregon football coach Mario Cristobal earlier this spring that he would not be a part of the program, and University of Oregon spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed that to ESPN.
According to ESPN, Hill allegedly fired a gun multiple times from a car Monday night, targeting Rhode Island basketball recruit Ishmael Leggett, who was standing outside his home. Leggett is a senior at St. John’s Catholic School in Washington, D.C., the same school Hill withdrew from midway through his junior year. Hill then went on to St. Frances High, where he graduated.
A Prince George's County Police Department spokeswoman confirmed in an email to ESPN that Hill was "charged in connection with a non-contact shooting" that took place Monday night.
"The preliminary investigation revealed Hill shot at another male who was outside at that location," the spokeswoman told ESPN. "The victim was not hurt. This was not a random crime."
Hill signed with Oregon as part of the 2020 recruiting class over offers from programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma and Penn State. He was the nation's 15th best cornerback in the country and the 195th best prospect overall by 247Sports.com.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Hill had seven interceptions and returned one for a touchdown last fall for St. Frances, which finished the season as Maryland’s top-ranked team.
Leggett, a 6-foot-2 basketball guard, signed with Rhode Island in November.