FAIRMONT — After receiving scholarship offers from multiple Division I programs across the country, Fairmont Senior lineman Zach Frazier announced his intention to bypass them all.
On Thursday evening, the rising senior accepted the offer that would keep him in his home state for his collegiate football career, committing to West Virginia University via Twitter.
Frazier, a three-star-rated prospect by Rivals and 247Sports, tweeted on Thursday:
“Country Roads, take me Home. Couldn’t have found a better day to announce my commitment than West Virginia Day! #TakeMeHome20.”
Frazier, a two-time all-state first team selection, privately committed to WVU on Saturday, surprising his parents with an early Father’s Day present, he said, before officially making his intentions public on Thursday.
He’ll head to WVU as an offensive lineman, with new Mountaineers coach Neal Brown and his staff envisioning Frazier as a center. The previous WVU staff of Dana Holgorsen and defensive coordinator Tony Gibson originally offered Frazier as a defensive lineman.
Frazier, who led the Polar Bears with 84.5 tackles last season to go with six sacks, also had notable offers from Stanford, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Louisville and Marshall, with the various programs recruiting him an an offensive line prospect in some cases and a defensive lineman in others.
Frazier will become Fairmont Senior’s fourth active scholarship player at WVU when he joins the Mountaineers next fall, joining defensive linemen Darius and Dante Stills as well as linebacker Jake Abbott.