CINCINNATI -- A 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit who was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida was "drunk and belligerent," authorities said Saturday.

Matt James died Friday around 6:30 p.m. ET at the Days Inn Motel in Panama City Beach. He was dead when police arrived.

"It appears to be a tragic accident," Panama City Beach police Maj. David Humphreys said.