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Louisville football signee Dexter Rentz Jr. reportedly shot and killed

Horrific news out of Orlando.

Awful news out of Orlando, where class of 2020 Louisville football signee Dexter Rentz Jr. was reportedly shot and killed late Saturday night.

At about 11:19 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Elese Street and Deerock Drive. Four people were shot, with Rentz the only victim who has died from his wounds.

Police detained a person driving away from the area of the shooting, but OPD later reported it was not related to the incident.

Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield issued a statement that read: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dexter Rentz. He was a great young man who had a contagious personality, and was able to light up a room with his smile. He was a great kid to be around and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rentz family during this extremely difficult time.”

A three-star wide receiver, Rentz scored 15 touchdowns this past season as a senior at Ocoee High School, and totaled almost 2,000 yards during his high school career. He and Ocoee teammate Lovie Jenkins both signed with Louisville last December.

Here’s some of the reaction to this awful news from the U of L football community:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rentz, his family members, and everyone else grieving the unnecessary loss of a young life.