On the first day of the early signing period, the state of Michigan Coach Mel Tucker has announced Tate Myre, one of four victims of the Oxford High School shooting, an honorary member of the Sparta recruiting class.
Myre was a Class of 2023 football player at Oxford High School and was one of four students shot dead on November 30, along with Madisyn Baldwin, Hana St. Juliana and Justin Shilling.
In a video posted to Twitter, Tucker said that Myre has a passion for wanting to one day play for Michigan State. The coach recognized Myre’s heroic spirit during the tragic event.
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“Tate Myre has a great work ethic, sportsmanship and boundless love for his teammates,” Tucker said in the video. “He has a passion to one day play for Michigan State. This passion is paired with an unstoppable drive and the pursuit to get there. Tate’s steadfastness in and off the field raised the bar for everyone who knew him.
“Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of Hana St. Juliana, Justin Shilling, Madisyn Baldwin and Tate Myre. And we will continue to support the Oxford community in any way we can.”
The University of Michigan women’s basketball team honored St. Juliana, who was a former Oxford High School basketball player, in a recent game by wearing patches with her initials HSJ and number 52 on their jerseys.
https://www.espn.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/32874101/michigan-state-adds-oxford-high-school-shooting-victim-tate-myre-honorary-member-college-football-recruiting-class Michigan State adds Oxford High School shooting victim Tate Myre as honorary member of college football recruiting class