(July 15, 2013) – Briar Woods High School senior Trace McSorley, who has a 42-3 record as a starter after guiding the Falcons to three consecutive VHSL Division 4 state titles, has verbally committed to play in the SEC at Vanderbilt University starting in 2014.
McSorley (the top rated quarterback prospect in Joe Bushrod’s Loudoun Scouting Report) committed while on a weekend trip to Nashville. He chose Vanderbilt over other such schools as Boston College and Wake Forest.
While Vanderbilt initially offered McSorley as a defensive back, they like what they have seen from the prospect to offer him at quarterback. He joins senior lineman Jared Coker (Bowling Green commit) on the college-bound list.
McSorley’s teammates are racking up the offers with lineman Nick Merletti (Bucknell, Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Monmouth, Penn, VMI, William & Mary), WR/DB Brandon Polk (Maryland, ODU, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest), tight end Mark Birmingham (North Carolina) and WR/DB Melvin Holland JR (Towson, UNC-Charlotte, VMI) all with offers.
Briar Woods and McSorley will face a new challenge this season with a move up to the Division 5 classification.