According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a freight train hit Gowdy early Monday morning in his hometown of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Gowdy, 17, was taken to Broward Health North Hospital, where he died. BSO homicide detectives are investigating. The cause and manner of death will be determined by Broward County’s medical examiner’s office.

Gowdy signed with the Yellow Jackets earlier this month and was set to enroll in school next week. He was a four-star recruit out of Deerfield Beach and was one of the top-rated players coming in to Georgia Tech as part of the No. 25-ranked class in the country.

It sounds like there’s more to this story than a kid being out too late and getting hit by a train in an unfortunate accident.  It’s really a tragedy either way.  

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