Penn State Recruiting 2014: ATH Trace McSorley


Dual-threat quarterback Trace McSorley from Ashburn, Virginia was yet another former Vanderbilt who left the school after former head coach James Franklin headed to Happy Valley. McSorley kept contact with Franklin and made a visit to State College on January 19th, the same day he received an offer. He decided to commit to Penn State the next day.

Today, he signed his letter of intent and made it official.


McSorley is a talented quarterback who can make plays with both his legs and his arms. He will be a nice complement to the other quarterbacks already in place in Happy Valley. Big Ten Freshman of the Year Christian Hackenberg and fellow 2014 recruit Michael O’Connor are both pocket passers.

During his high school career, McSorley compiled some amazing statistics. As a four-year starter at Briar Woods, he threw for 10,065 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also ran for 2,005 yards and 38 touchdowns. He led the school to three Virginia state championships.

This is an important addition for the Nittany Lions due to the fact that after the transfer of 2013 backup quarterback Tyler Ferguson Penn State was left with just one quarterback, Hackenberg, under scholarship.

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