By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Editor
(January 26, 2014) – Stone Bridge High School senior Sean Tracy has verbally committed to play football at Fairmont State University starting in the 2014-2015 school year.
Tracy plans to sign his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 5.
“A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” the 6-foot-2 Tracy said. “When I went on my visit I loved the school itself. They’re staff has had a great resume, and I believe that in the upcoming years the program will be turned around.”
In 2013, the Division II Falcons struggled finishing 3-7 while going 2-7 in the Mountain East Conference. Fairmont State has had only two winning seasons over the past 10 years.
“I’ll add depth and completion to a position of need for their offense,” said Tracy who will play tight end for the Falcons.
Something Tracy has not done, of late, is played for a struggling football program. Since Stone Bridge opened its doors in 2000, the Bulldogs are 152-29; having only one season – 2000 – where they fell below .500.
The Stone Bridge Bulldogs finished their 2013 campaign 9-3 after being taken down in a shocking 23-21 loss to the Broad Run Spartans in a 5A North quarterfinal.
The Leesburg-native said playing college football was a goal of his every since he got started playing football.
“I started as soon as I was old enough and I’ve played ever since,” Tracy said. “I’ve played for 13 years and I wanted to have it take me to college.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete.