- Gerry Hamilton, ESPN Staff Writer
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Senior center Josh Casher (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's Episcopal) was presented his honorary game jersey Tuesday during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game. The event was part of a three-month jersey tour.
Casher, an Alabama commitment, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game, a nationally televised game featuring the country’s top high school seniors. The game is set for 4 p.m. ET Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.
“First and foremost, I want to thank God for where he has brought me,” Casher said. “Second, you know I would love to thank my family because without them I wouldn’t be where I am. Third, I want to thank my team because without them I’m nothing at all.”
Added Casher: “This is incredible. I think I was selected to come because I think they see the fight within me. They see that I’m a great player, but I’m also a great individual to come to this game. I think they see that I won’t be denied. No matter how big you are, how fast you are or how strong you are ... that what I want to do is be the best player Josh Casher can be, and I feel like that’s what you want in an All-American and that’s what I’m going to continue to strive for.”
Casher is quick to give credit to everyone in his circle for helping him become the player he is today.
“How did I get where I am today? I would say through my family, my coaches and my team. I have a great head coach and I have an amazing offensive line coach," he said. "My teammates are great, and we all get along. Tre’ [Williams] is an amazing teammate, and I love playing with him,” Casher said.
The 6-foot-1, 290-pound Casher is the No. 183 prospect in the ESPN 300 and the No. 1 center in the class. He committed to Alabama over Florida State and Auburn, where he was originally committed.