Sunday, August 2, 2015

Virginia quarterback changes commitment to Penn State

Quarterback Trace McSorley has become the fourth Vanderbilt commitment to switch his pledge to Penn State, according to a report.

Virginia quarterback changes commitment to Penn State

Penn State football coach James Franklin. (AP<br />Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)
Penn State football coach James Franklin. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

Quarterback Trace McSorley, who originally committed last July to Vanderbilt, has switched his pledge to Penn State, becoming the fourth player to follow head coach James Franklin from the Commodores to the Nittany Lions, according to a report.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound McSorley, from Ashburn, Va., told Lions247 he made an official visit to Penn State on Sunday and that “everything felt right.” He said he already had gotten to know Franklin and quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne when they were at Vanderbilt and he felt comfortable with them at Penn State.

McSorley was rated three stars by both Lions247 and Scout. He is the second quarterback to commit to the Class of 2014, joining Michael O’Connor, and gives Penn State 21 players who are expected to sign national letters of intent on Feb. 5.

--Joe Juliano

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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