Harlingen South’s Sky Tatum wrapped up a solid high school football career for the Hawks as he was one of the Valley’s most feared pass rushers this past season.
Tatum recently took part in the annual Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Tatum was a part of the West team, which was coached by Mark McMillian.
Tatum had a strong showing as he collected four sacks, including a strip sack and three tackles for loss.
The Valley Morning Star got a chance to catch up with Tatum.
Q: How did you get invited to the bowl game?
A: They get the top players from across the country and look at your stats. There is a regular combine then a super combine and if you qualify for the super combine you get invited to play in the game.
Q: What was it like playing with different players from across the country?
A: It was fun to meet new people and different players. We built a good chemistry together. It’s amazing to see all the different talents.
Q: Did you pick up on anything new as far as techniques go?
A: I learned some new pass rush moves with an outside step back to the inside and I had to learn how to use my hands.
Q: Talk to us about the traveling and being able to play in AT&T Stadium?
A: The combines where in Houston and it was fun traveling. I’m not a Cowboys fan but playing in AT&T Stadium was awesome. That was the biggest stadium I’ve ever played in.
Q: You had a solid performance. Walk us through it.
A: I had a good showing and I feel I perform better on the bigger stages.
Q: What is your best memory from the game?
A: It would be walking down the tunnel and being greeted by all the fans, and after the game the coaches talking to us as a team.