Chiles High School's Fuller Musselwhite - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 11:18 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2018-02-15 06:19:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Three years ago, Fuller Musselwhite watched the Chiles boys soccer team win it all, a Class 4A State Championship.

In his final season with the Timberwolves, Musselwhite is doing his part to lead Chiles back to greatness.

"That was a fantastic year and I loved watching those games," he remembered. "To come and be growing and developing and to see the talent we got this year. Obviously that's the goal and I think we have a good chance."

A good chance, and as a veteran guy, Musselwhite knows what it takes.

"He's come through the program and he's an inspiration, he's a leader," said Chiles head soccer coach Bryan Wilkinson. The kids vote on their own captain and they voted for him to be captain. You know, I'm real proud of every part of his game."

"I feel like I've stepped into that leadership role," said Musselwhite. "As a captain I've tried to do my best to put them ahead and put them first and let them know that they're my first priority."

Speaking of priorities, he's got it's all figured out. Between balancing soccer and balancing the books, he's got a 4.52 GPA.

"Yeah it's difficult doing both," he laughed. "Obviously being a student athlete, you have to be a student first. It's hard but you have to get it done. As long as you're looking forward to it, as long as you want to succeed, it's all possible."

"Fuller stays in that mold. It's a lot of work," added coach Wilkinson. "These kids, we're on road trips, and they study on the bus. We get back late at night and they still have to prepare for tests the next day. A lot of people don't realize the amount of work and dedication it takes to be successful."

Successful in the books, and after tasting success just a few years ago, Musselwhite is ready to have that same feeling again in his senior year.

"The team chemistry is outstanding and the work ethic is outstanding," he said. "That would be the goal obviously. That would be incredible."

An incredible way to cap off an already stellar career.