Dec. 7, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University Head Men’s Golf Coach has announced that Wesley Graham and Brooks Koepka have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf and earn their academic degrees at Florida State University. Graham is the No. 1 ranked junior golfer and Koepka is ranked 23rd giving the Seminoles the No. 5 ranked recruiting class in the nation according to GolfWeek Magazine.
“I am excited to welcome two great individuals and talented golfers into our golf program,” said Jones. “Both players have many intangibles that have not only allowed them to achieve at the highest level of junior golf but give them a solid foundation to continue to improve. I am looking forward to the competitive spirit and athleticism that Brooks and Wesley will bring to our team on a daily basis.”
Graham was recently named to the Rolex All-America First-Team and is currently the No. 1 ranked junior in the nation. He was named as a 2006 Rolex All-America and was a semifinalist at the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur and a quarterfinalist at the same event in 2006. Graham is the reigning and four-time Flagler County Player of the Year.
Graham, a Port Orange, Fla. native, averaged 68.5 during his senior season and did not once score over par for a round. At the HP Boys Junior Championship in July of 2007, Wesley shot a 6-under-par 282 as he earned second place honors.
It is ironic that Wesley is signing his letter of intent to Florida State two days after Hubert Green was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Jones. “Wesley is without question the toughest competitor I have had the privilege of recruiting. He has exceptional club head speed and is one of the few young players that can control his ball flight in all four directions at will. You add up these traits and it is not hard to see why he is currently the top rated golfer in the country and why I would compare him to Hall of Famer and former Seminole Hubert Green.
A native of Wellington, Fla., Koepka was the state champion as a junior at West Palm Beach’s Cardinal Newman High School. As a junior, Koepka was named Golfer of the Year according to the Palm Beach Post. Brooks won the District 20-1A, Region 7-1A and Class 1A titles as a junior. At the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Annual Sports Awards Brooks was honored with High School Athlete of the Year for 2007.
“When watching Brooks play it does not take long to notice he is extremely athletic and is as physically talented as any player in junior golf,” said Jones. “He has the strength and club head speed to play hard golf courses extremely well. Brooks has the ability to make an immediate impact on our team next fall.