TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - WTXL — Florida High’s Charlie Shalley is less than 24 hours away from playing in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, showcasing some of the best high school football players in the country.
Shalley will do the long-snapping for Team West in Monday afternoon’s game after emerging as one of the best in the country at the position. A credit he owes to the Florida High football program and his many teammates... who he wishes could celebrate this accomplishment alongside him on the field.
“It’s kind of indescribable to be honest. Just to show what Florida High does and what we’re about, everything we worked for. To not be able to take the whole team, if I could take the whole team I would," said Shalley.
“I think it’s one of the ultimate goals when you get to see kids reach something that they’ve worked so hard for," adds Florida High head football coach Jarrod Hickman. "And I think Charlie is one of those great stories in high school where you see a kid when he’s super young, where does he fit in, what does he want to do, how’s he going to find his way. And he absolutely worked as hard as he could to find his way and become one of the best long snappers in the country.”
The 2021 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl kicks-off at 1 p.m. CST from Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.