George Davila, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound junior left tackle from Naples High, earned second-team All-American honors from Beyond Sports Network.
“One night, I get a Facebook message congratulating me,” Davila said. “With me being the smallest guy, I didn’t think I’d get that.”
Davila, who is moving to right tackle, is an anchor for a Charleston (W.Va.) team that is the favorite to win the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
“On offense, we have almost everyone coming back,” he said. “A wide receiver graduated. We have a transfer from Syracuse on the offensive line and our quarterback broke a couple of records and we have an All-American running back.”
After starting the season last year with a new coaching staff, Charleston started 1-6, but won its last four games while scoring 151 points. For the season, the Golden Eagles averaged 225.5 yards per game rushing.
For his efforts, Davila not only earned all-WVIAC honors but all-region accolades as well.
Davila is one of four former Naples players on Charleston’s roster. The others include Danilo Morales, a redshirt freshman left guard, brother Jose, a freshman linebacker, and Puma Nuredini, a junior kicker, who also earned WVIAC honors last year.
Charleston will open the season on Aug. 30 against Shaw University.