CHARMCO (WVDN) – Greenbrier West offensive lineman Chase Franklin will extend his football playing days beginning this fall when he enrolls at Bluefield University, a private Christian school in Virginia.
The Rams are coached by Dewey Lusk who has been coaching there since 2017.
According to Franklin, Lusk was one of the factors that helped make his college choice relatively easy.
“Coach Lusk came and talked to me about playing in person; it is close to home, and it being a Christian based University (sealed the deal),” Franklin said.
Franklin has always had a goal to play college football and now that he will get his shot, he is extremely thankful.
“It means everything. I’ve been dreaming about this since I started playing football,” he said.
When asked what kind of football player the Rams are getting, Franklin answered with a short, sweet confidence.
“Bluefield is getting a confident player. I know what I can do on the field,” he said.
Moving up a level in any sport can be challenging, but Franklin has his own personal itinerary to make sure he is as successful as he can be.
“My goals right now are to get into better shape make sure everything is squared away in my life and I have no distractions,” he concluded.
Franklin will be a long-snapper for Bluefield and plans to major in sports medicine.