Graham's senior defensive end kept coming across tweets from high school football players publicizing their commitments to playing college football next fall.
Seeing all those tweets made McWhorter realize that it was time; time to join those athletes and make his move to the collegiate level.
So, with his dad, Eddie, next to him, McWhorter made the call to his recruiter at Texas State University, wide receiver coach Jason Johnson; a call that will ultimately transform the Steer into a Bobcat.
“They just wanted to talk for a little bit and then I just decided it was time,” McWhorter said. “I told them ‘I commit,' and they were just as happy as could be.”
Over the phone, McWhorter could hear Johnson running through the Bobcat's office telling all the coaches about the decision. Johnson even got a high-five from Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione.
Back in Graham, McWhorter tweeted out “I would like to say that I'm officially committing to Texas State!” and coupled it with the Texas State logo.
McWhorter is the second Graham football player to commit to a Division I program this season. Safety Mikey Freeze committed to Texas Christian University in May.
Texas State moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division I, in 2012 and competes in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Bobcats offered McWhorter a full scholarship on June 13 after he attended their football camp in DeSoto. Colorado State and University of North Texas also presented offers, but Texas State kept sticking in McWhorter's mind.
He visited the San Marcos campus in February and left feeling like it was the right fit. Once the bobcats gave an offer, McWhorter knew where he wanted to play.
Read the full story in Wednesday's Graham Leader.