Purdue to host three-star quarterback

Purdue will host three-star quarterback prospect Trace McSorley on campus this weekend. Boiler Sports Report offers the details in his recruitment.

Trace McSorley has a list of six favorite schools, but has only seen five campuses. The one visit he has yet to make is Purdue, but that will change this weekend.

"I've never been to campus, but I've heard it's beautiful and they have great facilities," said McSorley of Purdue. "But that's all I know."

McSorley's recruitment to Purdue only began recently. A scholarship offer came in April, with offensive coordinator John Shoop reaching out to the quarterback he once worked with while at North Carolina. The two have rekindled their relationship since then and speak regularly.

While taking in West Lafayette this weekend, McSorley hopes to make connections with the rest of Purdue's coaching staff.

"I'm really just trying to meet with the coaches and check it out," he said. "This will be my first time there. I just want to see what it's like.

"I want to just get a feel for the campus, the coaches, and I really just want to see what it's like. It's the only school of the top-six [list] that I haven't been to. I just want to go, check it out, see what I think of it, and get a feel for it."

McSorley, rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 20th-ranked quarterback, holds 11 offers. His group of six favorites includes Boston College, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

It will be a busy weekend for McSorley. In addition to his visit at Purdue, he will take part in the Elite 11 quarterback camp in Columbus, Ohio. The field includes some of the best quarterbacks in the nation.

"This is going to be their biggest one yet," he said "I want to come on out and compete against guys that I've never competed against before and see how I stack up."

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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