In March 2016, Harding High football coach Sam Greiner moved quarterback Braheam Murphy into his home when Murphy was functionally homeless and helped the young man turn his life -- and his academic status -- around.
Monday, Murphy got the news he had always dreamed of: he got his first college scholarship offer -- from Army.
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Since moving in with Greiner, Murphy has kept his grade-point average over a 3.5, the coach said. Greiner said so long as Murphy scores near 1,000 on the SAT, he’ll likely take the full scholarship offer to West Point. Murphy got the happy call from Army coaches on the way home from spring practice Monday. Army also offered Harding junior safety Marcellous Harris.
“They saw (Murphy’s) transcripts and they knew once he was in a good environment, things really turned around,” Greiner said. “So as long as he gets close to a 1,000 on his SAT, he’ll go to West Point probably. That’s good. He’s so jacked up. I’m so excited somebody believed in him and the story. It was amazing.