As if the demise of Tyre Sampson, the 14-year-old who died on an Orlando amusement park experience, wasn’t tragic sufficient … we have realized the boy had a promising future forward of him.
Tyre was a gifted athlete with the potential to earn a scholarship to a Division 1 soccer program … that is the perception from Brandon Gregory, a soccer coach at East St. Louis High School, the place Tyre was set to play ball this fall.
While he was solely in eighth grade, we’re advised Tyre was already figuring out with the varsity crew at East St. Louis, and had caught Gregory’s eye as the varsity’s defensive coordinator.
As you possibly can see, Tyre’s a fairly large child for a center schooler, and he performed on the offensive line.
Gregory says all of the coaches and gamers on the crew seen Tyre’s sturdy work ethic, noting he all the time stayed late to enhance his recreation. The varsity teaching workers thought-about him a possible starter going into his freshman yr, and one who’d be a key a part of the crew for years to return.
We’re advised Tyre — who teammates known as Big Tick — labored out with the varsity crew as lately as Tuesday, earlier than heading right down to Florida with a fellow eighth grader and teammate.
As we reported … Tyre died Thursday night time at Orlando’s ICON Park. He fell to his demise from a experience towering 430 toes within the air.
Tyre’s coach says he received a name Thursday night time from the daddy of Tyre’s journey mate, and it appears like that buddy was sitting proper subsequent to him through the deadly experience.