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Friday, July 1, 2011
Swampscott QB Walsh commits to Brown

By Brendan Hall

Swampscott High senior quarterback Michael Walsh has verbally committed to Brown University after receiving a verbal offer from the Bears following their football camp this past week, head coach Steve Dembowski wrote in an email to the Boston media.

Walsh was also considering Harvard, UMass, Dartmouth and UNH at the time of his commitment.

"This is accumulation of year’s hard work in the class room, weight room and athletic fields for the three-sport athlete," Dembowski wrote. In a follow-up email confirming the commitment with ESPNBoston.com, he wrote, "He has verbally committed to them and loves the school."

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Walsh is a three-year starter for the Big Blue at quarterback and free safety, and will also captain this year’s team. At the conclusion of the 2010 season, he was named Offensive Player of the Year in the Northeastern Conference's Small division.

Walsh completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,265 yards and 21 touchdowns, while also rushing for 756 yards and 14 touchdowns last fall for the 8-3 Big Blue. Defensively, he registered 36 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.

Walsh also plays basketball and baseball for Swampscott.