A Brighton High School football player has been nominated for the prestigious Mr. Football Award, given annually to the best players in the state.
Charles Mosley, a 6-5, 350-pound defensive and offensive tackle, was nominated for the award Wednesday in the Class AAA lineman category.
He's generally considered one of the top 15 linemen in the country in the class of 2014 and is being recruited by the likes of Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss and others.
On his recruitment during the spring, Brighton head coach Will Wolfe said, “It was crazy … You look over there and you have Tennessee and Mississippi State standing next to each other. Then you see Alabama and Georgia.”
According to several reports, Alabama head coach Nick Saban visited the Brighton campus earlier this year and Mosley has met with Tennessee head coach Butch Davis.
Representatives from those schools were reportedly on the BHS campus on Friday.
Mosley, who helped the Cardinals to an 8-3 record and a district title this season, has not committed publicly to a college yet.
The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top 10 backs and linemen in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Dec. 2 in Murfreesboro. For the 12th consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award. There are three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.
A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2013 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.
This is the 28th year that the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players. Plaques will be presented to 22 other finalists.
Approximately 600 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, are expected to attend the 2013 luncheon.
Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live videostream of the awards will be provided for free by the NFHS Network at to www.TSSAANetwork.com.