Purcellville, Va. — Woodgrove High School senior Graham Walker has made a commitment to continue his football career at Frostburg State University beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.
“It’s a huge relief to know where I’m going next year for college,” the 6-foot, 200-pound Walker said. “Now I can enjoy my senior year and train to compete from the start when I get to Frostburg.”
As Walker prepares to transition to the college game, Frostburg is working on its transition from the Division III Capital Athletic Conference to the Division II Mountain East Conference.
“I chose Frostburg State because I loved the school and also I loved where they are going with the football program,” Walker said. “They have won a lot over the past couple years in Division III, and now, they are moving to Division II. Coach Fitzgerald has done a great job with the program and has made it very clear we will be competitive from the moment we enter the conference.”
In 2018, the DIII Bobcats tore through the CAC going 8-0 in conference and 10-1 overall, finishing No. 6 in the country. Led by sixth-year head coach DeLane Fitzgerald, the 2019 Frostburg State roster will include Tuscarora graduate Chris Escobar and Broad Run graduates Erik Davenport and Matt Meier.
The roster will also include five quarterbacks when Walker arrives, but the starting job could be wide open as the Bobcats will graduate Connor Cox, who started 43 of Frostburg State’s last 44 games at quarterback.
“I think I can add a competitive attitude,” Walker said. “Since I’m a dual-threat quarterback, I could give our offense the option to run or throw.”
During his senior year at Woodgrove, Walker was one of the most feared dual-threat quarterbacks in Virginia. After transferring from Battlefield High School prior to his senior year, Walker led the Wolverines to the 2018 VHSL 4A State championship and earned numerous personal accolades along the way:
- VHSL 4A State Offensive Player of the Year
- VHSL Region 4C Offensive Player of the Year
- Dulles District Offensive Player of the Year
- Cheers and LoCoSports All-LoCo Honorable Mention
- Power Train and LoCoSports October 2018 Athlete of the Month
“Winning a state championship has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I was blessed to have such amazing coaches and teammates,” Walker said. “My experience playing for Woodgrove has been amazing. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”