Shoop, Purdue offer quarterback McSorley

Purdue extended a scholarship offer to three-star quarterback Trace McSorley, a native of Ashburn, Va. Boiler Sports Report offers the details on where Purdue stands with McSorley and what edge it has.

A familiar phone number called Trace McSorley on Wednesday, but it was one he hadn't seen in a while. John Shoop, now the offensive coordinator at Purdue, was on the other line. Shoop extended a scholarship offer for the three-star quarterback.

McSorley, a product of Ashburn, Va., built a relationship with Shoop while he was part of the North Carolina coaching staff. He worked with Shoop, then the Tar Heels' quarterbacks coach, at a summer camp.

"I really like him," McSorley said of Shoop. "The drills that we did at the camp a few years ago, I liked them. It helped me a lot. It helped me become better over the few days I worked with him. He's a great coach, high energy, always gets his players into it, and he keeps that energy up."

During their phone call, Shoop explained to McSorley what his future could hold at Purdue.

"He said they see me as a player who can come in and excel, and they can help me with my goals in football and academics; as well as me helping to accomplish their goals of where they want to push the program," said McSorley.

McSorley admitted he doesn't know much about Purdue, but is thrilled to receive his first Big Ten offer. He now plans to begin researching the school and plans to maintain contact with Shoop.

"The Big Ten has always had great football," McSorley said. "Great players come out of there. It's a conference I've been hoping to get some interest in and get an offer from."

Much of McSorley's interest has come from along the east coast. His list includes Boston College, Massachusetts, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and more. Now, it includes Purdue.

"I want to learn more about [Purdue] and get to see what the football is a about there," he said.

Stay with Boiler Sports Report for more on McSorley and Purdue's recruiting efforts.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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