LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Greenbrier East kicker Noah Dotson recently decided on a future school to play his college football.
Dotson, who holds the longest field goal in Spartan history (44 yards) and hit 75% of his extra points as a senior, is headed to be a Fairmont State Falcon.
East coach Ray Lee has always spoken highly of his kicker and recently said, “Noah has worked tremendously hard to be the best kicker and is a tremendous person of character.”
Fairmont State will be glad to add not just a player of that caliber, but the person, as well.
As for Dotson’s choice, he knew right away that Fairmont State would be his new home.
“FSU offers everything I want in a university. I’ve been interested in the football program for several years, and when I was able to see the campus on my official visit, I just knew it was home. I loved the atmosphere, the opportunities available to students and, of course, the opportunity to play football,” Dotson said.
Dotson expects to hit the field kicking early as evidenced by his conversations with his new special teams coordinator, Alex Townsend.
“I spoke to the coaches, specifically coach Townsend, who is the special teams coach, and their expectation is for me to come in and compete for the starting job,” Dotson said.
“We talked about distance and accuracy. The coaches were up front about what it takes to be the FSU kicker,” he added.
The future Falcon gives a lot of credit to his days at Greenbrier East and is extremely thankful for the culture the coaches stressed during his time there.
“Coach Lee expects his players to be good men. He and the rest of the coaching staff instilled in me work ethic, respect and a love for the game. The coaches also gave me opportunities to kick field goals from longer distances which helped boost my confidence and gave me invaluable game experience,” Dotson stated.
As for what he expects from himself once he is there, Dotson has several expectations he hopes to fulfill.
“My number one goal is to maintain a high GPA and graduate with a business degree. The coaches stressed that we are students first and football players second.
“My second goal is to become the starting kicker. I know what the coaches are looking for, and I feel confident that I can step in and play for the Falcons,” Dotson concluded.
Dotson will be eligible to go this fall.
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