Purdue falls out of running for McSorley

Quarterback Trace McSorley has narrowed his recruitment to three, but Purdue has since dropped out of the mix. The Boilermakers have filled up at quarterback and McSorley is focused on other options. Boiler Sports Report updates his recruitment.

Trace McSorley has narrowed his options to three and hopes to pick a school this week. The three favorites are Boston College, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. Purdue is likely out of the mix after it landed quarterback David Blough.

In early June, McSorley visited West Lafayette and Purdue became one of the quarterback's favorites. However, two weeks later, Blough committed to the Boilermakers' 2014 class. Purdue would still welcome another quarterback to its class, but with one Blough already in and a true freshman, Danny Etling, likely to start this season, McSorley sees the writing on the wall.

"Not as much [interest], now that they do have a quarterback committed, I'll be honest," McSorley responded when asked about his interest in Purdue. "I like Coach [John] Shoop and [Darrell] Coach Hazell a lot, but it kind of died down since they got a commitment."

Since Blough gave his commitment, Purdue has still stayed in contact with McSorley—with Shoop and receivers coach Kevin Sherman reaching out—though it has not been nearly as frequent.

"It has died down since [Blough] committed," said McSorley. "They're letting me know that they're still interested."

At Boston College, Vanderbilt or Wake Forest, Blough has the opportunity to be the centerpiece of the recruiting class, which gives each the edge over Purdue.

"Those are the three I've been focusing on," he said.

Scout.com will provide continued updates on Trace McSorley's decision process.

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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