Virginia quarterback changes commitment to Penn State

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.


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