In both his junior and senior seasons, Cash earned first-team All-Metro honors from the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch. He finished the season with 53 first hits and 15 tackles-for-loss or sacks. Cash could play offense or defense on the next level.
Coach Gary Chilcoat said of Cash "Like [fellow Varina prospect] Joe-Joe [Johnson], he's a really young player. He's the younger brother of Lamont Abrams, who was a running back for us, so he's got good bloodlines. He's a good athlete who does a lot of things for us. We play him at tight end, fullback, defensive line, and inside linebacker. He played inside linebacker against L.C. Bird in the state playoffs and he finished with 16 tackles."
When asked to project where the versatile Cash might play at the collegiate level, Chilcoat said the possibilities were enormous.
"He could play a lot of positions. Tight end, linebacker, defensive line, lots of places. At Clemson he ran a 4.9 and Tech a 5.1 and that was on their indoor grass."
Cash and Johnson remind Chilcoat of the Lewis brothers, two players who have had great success at Virginia Tech. "Both [Cash and Johnson] are real strong physically, good in the squat," he said. "They remind me so much of Jonathan and Kevin [Lewis] as far as their work ethic, home life, everything."
Cash leads an offensive line that is perhaps the best in Virginia. "The offensive line averages 282-pounds and they can all run," Coach Chilcoat said. "It's typical of the Varina offensive line. We've got a very good program in place where in the spring of their 8th grade year they come over and work with us. Alan-Michael, when he was in the ninth grade [weighed only] 192 pounds and he's 286 now."