Michigan State is being praised this week after they paid tribute to Oxford High School running back Tate Myre.
The 16-year-old was one of four students killed in a shooting at the Michigan school last month. He passd away as a sheriff’s deputy transported him to the hospital in the minutes after the shooting. It was later revealed that he died trying to disarm shooter Ethan Crumbley.
While Myre was another year away from being able to sign with a school to play college football, Michigan State made him an honorary member of its 2022 recruiting class on Wednesday.
“We are honored to recognize Tate Myre as the first Spartan Dawg of the 2022 class,” Tucker said in a video posted by Michigan State. “A Spartan Dawg is defined not by the plays they make on the field but by the character they exemplify, the leadership they bring to their team and their community, and for extraordinary individuals like Tate Myre, their heroism. Tate is and always will be a Spartan Dawg. Tate Myre had an unmatched work ethic, athleticism and love for his teammates. He had a passion to one day play for Michigan State. His passion was paired with an unstoppable drive and follow through to get there. Tate’s consistency on and off the football field elevated everyone who knew him.”
Myre was a running back and linebacker with Division I dreams amid his junior season of high school football. He visited Toledo just two days before the shooting, but was always a fan of the Spartans.
Tate had amassed 71.5 tackles and scored 10 touchdowns on the season.