Lakers News · Chandler Swoope Signs NLI to Attend Grand Valley State University


Chandler Swoope, a senior at West Bloomfield High School will be signing to play football at Grand Valley State University, a prestigious Division 2 program in Grand Rapids. He plans to major in Nursing or Business Management.

Chandler first started playing football in 1st grade at the age of 5 for the Southfield Ravens and Detroit Dolphins.  He continued on in youth football playing for his middle school the Berkshire Wildcats. He played every position in little league starting with left tackle, until 8th grade where he got the chance to play every position on the field. In 8th grade, he played with his middle school team where he practiced from 3-5 pm with them and 6-8pm with the Ravens.     

In high school, Chandler played his first two seasons at the position of wide receiver, but due to a lack of depth at defensive back, he chose to switch over to corner.  He started his junior year and made All-League and All-Metro honorable mention.

“Furthermore, I would want to start off by thanking my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all of the continuous blessings he has laid upon me and continues to do, and his blessing to continue to keep pursuing my passion.  I want to thank my friends, family, and coaches. I would especially like to thank my mom for being by my side through thick and thin throughout this whole process of becoming the man she has always wanted me to be. She has been my rock and I will continue to make this strong minded women proud. Thank you everyone for your support, there maybe a few others that haven’t been named just know I’m grateful”