Ashburn (VA) Briar Woods standout Trace McSorley wants a chance to play quarterback in college. NC State is giving him that chance.
NC State, Boston College, Ohio, Western Michigan and Charlotte are the schools that have offered McSorley as a quarterback. Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and North Carolina have told him they will send coaches to his school this spring to watch him throw, so they are open to recruiting him as a quarterback as well.
The Wolfpack offered McSorley recently and the rising junior was on an unofficial visit to NC State when he got the good news. So how did the visit go?
"I thought it went really good. I like how interactive (the coaches) were with both sides. I like how Coach Canada worked his quarterbacks and I really liked how they ran practice," he said. "I liked how up tempo it was. There was a lot of intensity. I really liked the offense they run. It's similar to what we run in high school and I like what they did with Jordan Lynch last year at Northern Illinois."
McSorley was planning to visit Boston College on Tuesday. He doesn't have any favorites and doesn't seem to be in a hurry to find any.
For now McSorley is doing his homework and trying to find the school, the program and the offense that is the right fit.
"I'm probably going to wait but I kind of want to do it before my senior season. Some schools are looking at me for defense and some are still deciding which position I'll be. I want to let schools see me in the spring," he said.
The 6-1, 180-pound quarterback could also play wide receiver or defensive back depending on which school he lands at. His versatility could also give schools some flexibility if things don't work out at quarterback.
As a junior, McSorley threw for 2,500 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also ran for 745 yards and 9 touchdowns. He is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 20 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com.