Damascus QB Connor Frazier commits to Towson
Connor Frazier kept telling himself that someone would find him and offer him a scholarship.
It finally happened Saturday, when Towson came calling. The following day, the Damascus All-Met quarterback pledged to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday.
"It was really relieving to get an offer from a place like Towson," said Frazier, who visited the campus last weekend before getting the offer from Tigers Coach Rob Ambrose on Saturday. "I definitely wanted to play quarterback and they're going to give me that chance."
Frazier lacked the ideal build for Division I-A quarterbacks (6-foot, 195 pounds), which is why he didn't attract much recruiting interest. Still, he relied on his production - passing for 2,099 yards and 23 touchdowns, while only tossing three interceptions in 228 attempts, and rushing for 686 yards and five touchdowns - to show college coaches what he can do.
"The number one thing is just being patient and the only thing you can control is what you do on and off the field," he said. "You've got to be patient and understand that if you can play at that level, there's someone out there who wants you."
If Frazier wants to draw a little inspiration, he can look at another undersized quarterback who went to Division I-AA Towson after drawing little recruiting interest because of his build. When Sean Schaefer, a 2003 All-Met from Northern, arrived at Towson, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder took over the starting quarterback spot as a redshirt freshman, and went on to become Towson's career passing leader with 11,644 yards and 1,044 completions.