((HT: AJC.com/Holcomb, Lee, Stevens))
Creekside High (GA) Cornerback DeAntre Turman died last night during a scrimmage and is the first on-field death in three years in Georgia high school football.
He was hurt in a scrimmage last night and transported to a local hospital where he died. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has not released a cause of death at present and is scheduled to perform an autopsy within the next few days.
Turman had a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky as a junior- according to 247Sports and former coaches.
The AJC got in touch with the Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association, Dr. Ralph Swearngin:
“Any kind of death of an adolescent, it’s a tragedy,” Swearngin said. “You think about the loss to the family and a young life being cut off whether it’s an athletic event or car accident or natural causes. As a father and grandfather, it strikes you personally.”
Here's Turman in action from his time at Creekside
The HQ sends its thoughts to the Seminoles family in this time...
More when we know more...
PM UPDATE: Jon Shirek has the details from the medical examiner and it appears Turman died of a spinal fracture...