Highsmith to walk on at Charlotte
Alex Highsmith, who played baseball, basketball and football during his four years at Ashley, is about to embark on a new journey.
Last week, Highsmith got the final word that he was selected to be part of the Charlotte football team as a walk-on. Topsail’s Will Thomas (a senior wide receiver) and New Hanover’s Jon Hardy (a freshman defensive lineman) are the other local players on the 49ers roster. Scott Braswell, son of longtime Hoggard coach Scott Braswell, is a graduate assistant.
Highsmith was the only Ashley player named to the Mideastern Conference first team last season. He was a second-team StarNews selection. He was also a Scholar Athlete (>3.5 GPA) and a member of the Ashley Athletic Honor Society.
The 49ers, who went 5-6 last season, open play at Georgia State on Sept. 4. The game will be televised by ESPNU.
Original from the Starnews Online.