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.