David Summers is bound for the Big 10.
The all-state quarterback from St. Joseph announced late Monday on Twitter that he has committed to the University of Maryland.
“First of all, I would like to thank God for the opportunities that have been presented to me. I would also like to thank my family for being with me and supporting me through the entire recruiting process,” Summers, a junior, wrote on Twitter. “I’d like to thank all my High School Coaches, QB Coach, and teammates for making all of this possible.
“Lastly, I would like to thank all of the Coaches that have recruited me as well as offered me scholarships. With that being said, I am proud to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at The University of Maryland.”
— Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) December 12, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound pro-style quarterback enjoyed a breakout season last fall after transferring to St. Joseph, throwing for 3,227 yards, 49 touchdowns (school-record) and only five interceptions. He helped lead the FCIAC powerhouse to its 13th state championship — passing for 265 yards to go along with five touchdowns and one interception in a 42-36 victory over Ansonia in the Class S final — and was named to the Walter Camp All-Connecticut and New Haven Register All-State first teams.
“We are all excited and happy for him,” St. Joseph coach Joe Della Vecchia said in a text message. “He felt this was the best fit from the very beginning for him. Our entire program wishes nothing but the best for him and his family and we know he will continue to make us proud.”
According to recruiting site 247 Sports, Summers chose Maryland over offers from a half-dozen other schools, including Buffalo, Central Connecticut State, Fordham, Pittsburgh and Rutgers. He joins a lengthy list of Connecticut quarterbacks who have recently committed to FBS or FCS schools, including Xavier’s Will Levis (Penn State), Capital Prep’s Kyle Zajack (Central Connecticut) and Choate’s Joe Young (Harvard) from the Class of 2018, Avon Old Farms’ Taisun Phommachanh (Clemson) from the Class of 2019 and New Canaan’s Drew Pyne from the Class of 2020.
Summers, who began his high school career at Fairfield Warde, has thrown for 4,936 yards, 62 touchdowns and 17 interceptions over 23 games. He has one year remaining at St. Joseph.
— Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) November 4, 2017