Former Arundel High football quarterback Billy Cosh (pictured left) is leaving Kansas State University, the school announced last Friday.

Cosh plans to enroll at James Madison University for the spring sememster. He was redshirted as a freshman this past football season.

“I’m pleased that Billy will have the opportunity to get on the field quickly in a program that features the passing game,” said Kansas State coach Bill Snyder. “Billy is obviously a dear friend and a great young man. He loved Manhattan and our program and players but simply felt by transferring he could gain more immediate playing time.”

Cosh’s father, Chris, is Kansas State’s defensive coordinator. Chris Cosh served as Maryland’s defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008.

Billy Cosh rewrote the state passing record book at Arundel. In his senior season in 2008, Cosh threw for 3,913 yards, completing 292 of 448 passes for 56 touchdowns – all state records. He was the Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro co-Offensive Player of the Year with Old Mill’s Josh Furman, who’s at Michigan.

For his career, Cosh was 594-for-909 for 7,433 yards and 112 touchdowns – all state records. He also set a season mark with 4,074 total offensive yards. He enrolled at Kansas State last January.

Cosh will have four years of eligibility remaining for James Madison, a Football Bowl Subdivision program located Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Dukes featured locals D.J. Bryant (Randallstown), Scott Noble (Franklin), Lee Reynolds (Poly) and Renard Robinson (Mount St. Joseph) on last season’s roster.