Saturday, February 6, 2016

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 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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