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North-South Classic: Elswick feeling at home on campus of future home

Cabell Midland's Brier Elswick is in training camp with the South Cardinals on the West Virginia State campus, where he will play his college football.

Brier Elswick is a big believer in goals.

"I want to play four years, All-Conference, win a couple of rings, be all conference, win a national championship," the Cabell Midland standout said. "The expectations for myself is to raise the bar and every year just get better and better. Faster and stronger."

Setting goals is nothing new to Elswick.

He did the same thing when he was in high school, where he was a three-year starter for the Knights.

Paving the way for a Midland rushing attack that piled up all kinds of yards through the holes he helped to create.

One of those goals was to play in the WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic. He can officially check that off the list now.

"In high school I wanted to get known and make some other accolades and I achieved that," he said. "This is one of those and it means a whole lot to me and I'm really happy that I'm here."

Football has become a major part of Brier Elswick's identity. The sport has given him an awful lot. But he didn't set out looking for football to help open up doors like it has.

"To be honest when I began football at age seven, it was to get some exercise. Now that I'm at this point, going to college, playing in this prestigious game it feels good. I'm not going to lie."

Elswick's home this week at West Virginia State, is a place he's about to get to know awfully well in the next few years.

"He's jumping on board with John Pennington and the West Virginia State Yellow Jacket football program.

"This program is really on the come up. Coach Penn knos what he's doing. I'm looking forward to it, being a part of a program like this.

Safe to say the feeling is mutual.

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