Oxford HS Shooting Victim Tate Myre Honored with Michigan State Recruiting Class

Adam WellsDecember 15, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 09 : A Michigan State Spartans helmet sits on the sidelines during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at SHI Stadium on October 9, 2021 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan State defeated Rutgers 31-13. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Tate Myre, who was killed in the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan on Nov. 30, will be an honorary member of the Michigan State Spartans' football recruiting class. 

Head coach Mel Tucker announced on Wednesday that Myre will be included in the Spartans' 2022 class. 

Michigan State Football @MSU_Football

We would like to welcome Tate Myre as an honorary Spartan Dawg to our <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Proce22Driven?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Proce22Driven</a> class 💚 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SD4L?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SD4L</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OxfordStrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OxfordStrong</a> <a href="https://t.co/QD64s0HKnP">pic.twitter.com/QD64s0HKnP</a>

Myre was among four students killed. Six other students were injured in the attack. 

Per Sarah Rahal of the Detroit News, Myre played tight end and running back for the football team and hoped to play in college at Michigan State, Grand Valley State, Wayne State or Texas A&M. 

Oxford Football @OxfordFootbalI

It is with great grief that one of the victims of the tragic event at OHS today was one of our own, Tate Myre. Tate was on varsity since his freshman year and was an honor student. Tate was a great young man with a bright future and beloved by all. You will be missed, Tate 💙💛 <a href="https://t.co/AKJCH1UWBG">pic.twitter.com/AKJCH1UWBG</a>

Per ESPN's Tom VanHaaren, Myre was a 2023 football recruit and had taken a recruiting visit to Toledo days before the shooting. 

Several Michigan-based sports teams honored the victims of the shooting. The University of Michigan football team wore a jersey patch during the Big Ten Championship Game against Iowa.

The Detroit Lions had special decals on their helmets and wore custom T-shirts and hats for their Dec. 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings, in addition to holding a moment of silence. 

Myre received a regional award from the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association in February.