Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Dual-threat quarterback thinking ACC
By Dave Hooker
A certain ACC school with a quarterback guru has signal-caller Trace McSorley's interest after a recent trip to campus.
The quarterback from Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods recently picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina State, and the Wolfpack have made a quick impact in his recruitment, thanks to new coach Dave Doeren and a visit last week to Raleigh, N.C.
Doeren was a finalist for the 2012 National Collegiate Coach of the year after leading Northern Illinois to a 23-4 record in two seasons. He was also widely credited with mentoring Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch, who threw for 2,962 yards and rushed for 1,771. That combination led the nation in total offensive yards, with 4,733. Like Lynch, McSorley is also considered a dual-threat quarterback.
"Like the coaches a lot," McSorley said when asked what he likes about the Wolfpack. "I know what Coach Doeren did with Northern Illinois and their QBs. Also, facilities are first-class and the campus is really nice."
The 6-foot, 182-pound McSorley has several other scholarship offers, most notably from Boston College, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. He said he will visit Boston College on April 9.