Ashburn (VA) Briar Woods quarterback Trace McSorley has emerged as one of NC State's top prospects at quarterback for the class of 2014.
The rising senior made a trip to Raleigh earlier in the spring to check out practice and meet the coaches. He made a return visit to State on Monday to tour the campus and explore the academic side of things. McSorley talked about his most recent trip and how it went.
"It went really good," said McSorley. "I had a chance to see the campus which I really didn't have a chance to do last time. I talked with some of the academic people and got to see a little bit more of the school aspect of it. It was really good to see all that.
"I really don't know what I want to major in but it could be something like sports management or engineering. I'm not 100% sure."
So did this visit give McSorley a better overall feel for what NC State has to offer both on and off the field?
"After today it's really a place I like. One of the things I wasn't sure about was the campus and the school aspect because I just had never really gotten a chance to look into it so it was good to get a chance to check it out and get a better feel for the school.
"So I really like getting the chance to do that. From the football side, I like the coaches and they're just coming in so they'll be there. So that's all great."
The Wolfpack coaches have made so secret about the fact that they'd like McSorley to be their guy at quarterback in this class. At the same time they're not pressuring him to make a decision.
"They're telling me that I'm the guy they want. They say I'm one of the top guys they want to get but they really weren't pressing me to commit. They'd like to have one (quarterback commit) sooner rather than later but they let me know it's got to be a decision that I'm comfortable with."
For now, McSorley continues to consider NC State, Wake Forest, UNC, Boston College, Vanderbilt and Purdue. He says a decision could come in the next couple of months.
"I think it'll probably be the June-July time frame is when I'll make a decision. I feel better about NC State now that I've had a chance to check out the campus."
McSorley is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 20 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com. As a junior he threw for 2,500 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also rushed for 745 yards and an additional nine scores. McSorley has helped lead his Briar Woods squad to three straight state titles.