Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, best friends Ke'von Sardin, and Joshua Harris were killed in a car accident. Ke'von's father says his son was driving.
Ke'von, 18, was a football standout who just graduated from Cass Tech High School and Harris, 19, had finished Martin Luther King High School.
"From birth I wanted him to do better than me and that was my drive," said Kevis Sardin, father of Ke'von. "I thought it was a dream, this isn't real."
Both Ke'von and Joshua were just weeks away from starting college. Joshua was set to go to Central State University in Ohio. and major in engineering.
"We're going to miss our son," said Florinda Harris, mother of Joshua.
Ke'von's father says his son was to play football at Globe Institute of Technology in Angola, New York, and aspire to one day follow in the footsteps of his cousins, professional football players Cullen and Kris Jenkins both of Belleville.
"They had his back," Sardin said. "Whatever he needed. He was good as far as that."
Ke'von's father says so many schools were recruiting his son because of football skills that he used the letters of interest to decorate this wall.
"Each one didn't mean that much to my son, but they meant a lot to me," Sardin said.
Police say the accident is still under investigation.
Both families have set up GoFundMe accounts to help with the unexpected funeral expenses.
And they say their tomorrows will never be the same without their two shining stars.
"It tore me down, it's tearing me down right now," Harris said. I'm going to miss him. I'll never forget him. He was our baby."