Featuring many of the top players in the country, the game was a shoo-in for Williams because of his talent and his early offers but Mask says it's great to see Casher getting his just recognition and it makes for a huge honor for everyone involved.
"I think it's awesome for St. Paul's to have two from the same school invited out of the same class," Mask tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We've had other kids play in all-star games, but this says a lot about our school and obviously the character of both of these kids. It's very exciting for both of them."
A commitment to Auburn and with offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State and several others, Casher is a 6-1, 297 offensive tackle for the Saints but projects as a center on the next level for the Tigers. As someone who has seen Casher develop since starting as a freshman, Mask says he's looking forward to seeing him line up with other top players from around the country.
"I think after everybody got over the initial shock of him being six-one or six-one and a half, they all realized he was a football player," Mask says. "It's something that we've known for over two years. I made the statement five months ago that I thought he was the best offensive lineman in the state. They don't believe you until they actually see him.
"One or two starting biting and then all of the sudden we had a boatload of people wanting to get on board with him. I'm just very excited about him. He's what everybody is looking for, a football player with high character and high academic standards. He's everything you would want in a football player."
Still uncommitted with offers from just about every school in the country, Williams is a four-star middle linebacker that is capable of playing outside or could even big a big safety on the next level because of athleticism. Mask says that the Under Armour invitation for him just backs up the work he's put into being a top player over the years.
"One thing I'll brag about our school is that we really stress character and morals and academics to go along with athletic ability," Mask says. "Tre Williams has been a prospect from the minute he walked on this campus. He started here as a ninth grader as did Josh. Being four-year starters in this region says a lot for both of them. Tre had the credentials going in and he's well-deserving of all the accolades he gets also."
In addition to the two players, Mask will also have the opportunity to be a part of the festivities for the week as one of the coaches in the game. He says for a veteran coach that has just about seen and done it all, this is a special moment for him as well.
"I'm looking forward to it," Mask says. "I'm not a student, but I'm going to be able to coach in the game because of these two kids. I kid them that they asked me to coach first and wanted to know if I could bring a couple of players too. Being around the nation's elite and having an opportunity to be a part of that for eight days is one of the highlights of my career. That's special. I'm going to enjoy the week and enjoy the moment. When you get to be my age and maybe on the back end of my career, anytime you get a chance to do these things you're excited about it."