The Ohio State football team has two freshmen, quarterback Tate Martell and defensive lineman Haskell Garrett, who played at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, who reacted on Twitter to reports of the mass shooting in their hometown early Monday morning.

Martell evidently was up most of the morning once word reached him of the unfolding tragedy.

“This is absolutely terrible. Everyone in Vegas please be safe!” Martell wrote initially on Twitter about 3 a.m. “Keeping everyone’s family in my prayers.”

this is absolutely terrible... everyone in vegas please be safe! keeping everyone’s family in my prayers! https://t.co/ZVokrFPaUx

— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) October 2, 2017

As the reports continued, he went on to write:

“We see all these terrorist attacks all the time, but when it’s your home it really hits you hard. This is so terrible.”

We see all these terrorist attacks all the time, but when it's your home it really hits you hard... this is so terrible! #PrayForLasVegas

— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) October 2, 2017

And “Such a horrific night. It’s sad people can’t go out and enjoy themselves without risking their lives. Very hard to feel safe in America.”

Such a horrific night. It's sad people can't go out and enjoy themselves without risking their lives. Very hard to feel safe in America. pic.twitter.com/SqLmp2JpnA

— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) October 2, 2017

Garrett wrote on Twitter: “Prayers out to everyone back in Vegas. Please stay safe.”

Prayers out to my cousin Bryson responding to the shooters, be save!!

— Haskell Garrett (@HASKELL_808) October 2, 2017

Prayers out to everyone back in Vegas rn, please stay safe

— Haskell Garrett (@HASKELL_808) October 2, 2017

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