Downingtown West quarterback Nolan Kearney, who passed for more than 2,000 yards this season, has made an oral commitment to William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

He visited the school over the weekend. "I just loved it," he said. "The coaches are terrific, the campus is beautiful, and academically, it's great."

While helping lead the Whippets to a 10-2 record and the semifinal round of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Kearney completed 145 of 238 passes (60.9 percent) for 2,250 yards and 21 touchdowns, with just three interceptions. He also rushed for 555 yards and nine scores.

James Madison and Richmond had also expressed interest. At the Division I-A level, Penn State and Boston College were in contact.

"Penn State wanted me to wait, but I didn't want to wait," Kearney said. "Anyway, I feel like William and Mary is a better fit for me."

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