It’s official: Pittsburgh Steelers sign former Ashley standout Alex Highsmith

It’s official: Pittsburgh Steelers sign former Ashley standout Alex Highsmith
Charlotte defensive lineman Alex Highsmith runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Source: Michael Conroy)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Alex Highsmith made it official.

The former Ashley High School standout posted on Instagram to announce he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That news overjoyed his grandmother so much that she got up and danced.

Alex Highsmith Dancing Grandma

Highsmith, who played for the Charlotte 49ers, was the 102 pick overall.

The Ashley graduate is the first Screaming Eagle football player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Highsmith was lightly recruited and chose to walk-on at UNC-Charlotte before earning a scholarship in 2017.

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