A class of 2019 college football recruit named Marc'Allan Derac died Tuesday morning after injuries sustained from a dirt bike accident last week, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Derac, who was a three-star recruit on Rivals, held offers from four major programs. He was just 17 years old.
The Palm Beach Post has more details on the accident. It's being reported that Derac was not licensed to drive a motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The accident occurred at 8:13 p.m. that Sunday night at Cresthaven Boulevard and Shady Pine Way in Greenacres, according to the PBSO report. The report said Derac, riding a motorcycle without headlights, struck a turning SUV. Derac, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle. Police arrived on the scene two minutes after the accident, and Derac was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital by Trauma Hawk.
Derac was from Delray Beach, Florida, and played safety. He had offers from Iowa State, South Florida, Syracuse and Western Michigan. He reportedly also had interest in Miami and Ohio State.
It's unclear what injuries Derac suffered. Many on social media have been posting tributes in his honor.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Derac's family and friends at this time.