Michigan State makes Oxford HS shooting victim Tate Myre an honorary member of 2022 recruiting class

Michigan State paid tribute to Oxford High School running back Tate Myre on Wednesday.

Myre, 16, was one of four students killed in a shooting at the Michigan school on Nov. 30 when he died as a sheriff's deputy transported him to the hospital in the minutes after the shooting. In the days after the violence, Myre's coach said that the running back would be the type of person to run toward alleged shooter Ethan Crumbley in an attempt to disarm him. 

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 morning. 

We would like to welcome Tate Myre as an honorary Spartan Dawg to our #Proce22Driven class 💚 #SD4L#OxfordStrongpic.twitter.com/QD64s0HKnP

— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) December 15, 2021

Myre was likely to sign somewhere to continue his football career in 2023. He had gone on a recruiting visit to Toledo at the end of the season and was invited to Michigan State's game against Penn State that same weekend.

He wore No. 42 at Oxford High School. The Michigan Wolverines scored 42 points in their season-ending win over Ohio State and wore patches honoring Myre and the other three students killed in the Big Ten championship game against Iowa. Michigan scored 42 points in that game too as the Wolverines clinched a spot in the College Football Playoff. 

Crumbley, 15, is facing four charges of first-degree murder, a charge of terrorism causing death and nearly 20 other charges in connection with the shooting. Eleven students were also wounded. Crumbley's parents James and Jennifer are facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter for their alleged inaction regarding their son’s mental state in the days before the shooting.

James and Jennifer Crumbley made their first court appearance Tuesday. The couple allegedly tried to flee from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department after they were charged with involuntary manslaughter and were found a day after the charges were filed in a commercial building in Detroit.

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