Former Ohio State defensive back De'van Bogard died in an apartment fire early Tuesday morning in Elyria, Ohio.

According to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, the Elyria Fire Department received a call before 3 a.m. about the fire. Bogard, 27, was found dead inside.

Bogard was a member of Urban Meyer’s first recruiting class at Ohio State out of Glenville High School in Cleveland. He was the first player in that 2012 class to earn the removal of his black helmet stripe, signifying full-fledged status on the team.