By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
One day, Bryce Gowdy was planning his future with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The next day, his family is planning his funeral.
Gowdy died early Monday morning after being hit by a freight train in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The 17-year-old was transported to Broward Health North Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The authorities are investigating the incident. An official cause of death has not been announced at the time of this post.
“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing,” Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins said. “Bryce was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was a great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members. On behalf of our coaches, players, staff and families, we offer our deepest condolences to Bryce’s mother, Shibbon, and his brothers, Brisai and Brayden, as well as the rest of his family members, his teammates, and coaches at Deerfield Beach High School, and his many friends. Bryce and his family will always be a part of the Georgia Tech football family.”
Gowdy signed with the Yellow Jackets during the early signing period right before Christmas. He was expected to enroll in the school in January.
The four-star recruit was part of the Yellow Jackets No. 25 ranked recruiting class.
This is the second Yellow Jackets death this calendar year. In March, Brandon Adams collapsed by the school before being transported by a local hospital.
Adams was 21 when he passed away.