As the four-star Michigan commit stats were limited, due to the Cardinals offense rarely running in his direction.
"Once I started to make a couple plays and (they) started running away," said Charlton, who finished with six tackles and two catches on the evening. "I tried to switch sides and they started running away again. You know, if anything, I was just getting frustrated cause I wanted some action too. I wanted to make plays to help my team out the best I could. I hate losing, so just the fact that I couldn't really help as much as I wanted to, to help get a W. It kind of made me a little frustrated."
At 6-foot-6, 235-pounds, it easy to see why the Colerain offense wanted to avoid Charlton. Early in the first half of play he was able to make a couple plays in the run game. One move that Charlton utilized early was his spin move, a move Charlton said he is trying to perfect.
"Yeah you know it's a little quick move I try to get in there and get there fast," Charlton explained. "This team, they had a mobile quarterback. So it worked sometimes iffy-iffy. But you know it is real quick and real fast and a lot lineman don't expect it, especially at the high school level. So it is a move that works. I am just trying to perfect it even more and work on even more moves to make harder on offensive lineman each day."
Despite the loss, Charlton said the team's focus is getting back to the state championship game and win it after falling short in the finals last year.
"Definitely trying to get back to that state championship," Charlton said. "You know we lost last year. It left a bad taste. I just want to get another ring. I got one in basketball and I just want one in football, just one more."
Charlton said he focused for the remainder of the season. While he doesn't know the next time he will be visiting Ann Arbor. He said he is hoping to graduate early this Dec., and enroll at Michigan for winter semester.
"Right now I am just focusing on winning ball games here," Charlton said. "I'll be at Michigan next year. And very soon actually cause I graduate early. So will focus on that then. But now I am just focused on winning games here, and help my team out, and get back to that state championship if we can."
With the 2013 wolverine class almost full and only one or two spots remaining, Charlton said he is working on four-star prospects wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and running back Derrick Green. He said he has built a relationship with Green, and says he is player that the Maize & Blue need to get in this class.
"A lot of our players are actually close with him. We text him a lot. That's a guy we think we can get. He's a guy we definitely want and who can help us out and win some ball games in the future at Michigan."
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