Briar Woods Star Planning VT Visit

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Briar Woods (Ashburn, VA) rising senior quarterback/safety Trace McSorley has amassed double-digit offers, including Boston College, Connecticut, North Carolina, Ohio, Old Dominion, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech, among others.  He hit the recruiting trail recently, taking in junior day events at Maryland (no offer) and UNC.

“Both were really good,” McSorley said.  “I got to talk to the coaches and see where they would see me coming in, especially at Maryland.  It was also the same at UNC, just getting to talk to the coaches more.”

Virginia Tech was one of the first to extend an offer to the 6’1″, 185-pound McSorley, who is getting college interest as a quarterback and safety.  North Carolina has mentioned safety and possibly receiver, and this spring the Tar Heel coaches will watch him throw to further evaluate at quarterback.  Virginia Tech likes him as a safety.

“I’ve been talking to Coach (Torrian) Gray, kind of keeping up with him,” said McSorley, who attended camp at Tech last summer.  “I might do a junior day there on April 6, but I might just try to go to a spring practice… I want to get there this spring.”

McSorley has uncles who attended Virginia Tech.  He grew up rooting for the Hokies but says “I’m really just looking for the best opportunity.”

McSorley, who would like to make a commitment before the start of his senior season, does not claim a top school.

“Nah,” McSorley answered when asked if he had any early favorites.  “I don’t have any schools that stand out.  I’m still getting a feel out for schools.  I want to feel out to see where the coaches see me.”

When McSorley says he is “looking for the best opportunity,” the opportunity to play quarterback may be an important piece of his criteria.  He is confident in his abilities at quarterback, where he has started for three seasons on the varsity level.  Under McSorley’s direction, the Falcons have gone 42-3 including three straight state championships.

“Quarterback has always been my number one position,” McSorley said.  “It’s something I’ve always done and I feel like I can excel at on the next level, but at the same time if a coach sees me getting on the field faster at some other position, that’s something I’ll have

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