This weekend Hakeem Meggett of Berkeley High will represent Berkeley County School District in the 83rd Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. He’s one of only three Lowcountry high school football standouts tapped with the all-star honor.
Meggett’s addition to the team came as a surprise at the end of last week. He wasn’t on the original Shrine Bowl roster.
“A wide receiver that was selected was injured, and they didn’t realize he was not going to be able to play until this past Friday. Hakeem was the next guy on their list,” BHS head football coach Randy Robinson said.
Meggett finished the season with more than 60 catches for 1,022 yards and 12 touchdowns.
“I am excited that he gets this opportunity to represent Berkeley High School and our football program this week,” Robinson said. “He was certainly deserving of this honor based on his numbers and effort this season.”
According to an article by Rob Gantt of the Berkeley Independent, Meggett has offers from Western Carolina, Newberry and North Greenville. Gantt wrote that a good performance in the Shrine Bowl could “raise his stock.”
“He is a tough competitor and loves to run routes,” Robinson said. “He feels like he should make every catch and always gives great effort.”
The game pitting the best of South Carolina against the best of North Carolina will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College.
“We are looking forward to heading back up to Spartanburg to watch him play,” Robinson said.