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ACC offer for Virginia QB

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2014 quarterback Trace McSorley out of Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods pulled in his first offer earlier this summer. The 6-foot-0, 176-pounder has also been busy visiting a number of other colleges in recent weeks.
"Well, I picked up an offer from Boston College at the beginning of June," he said. "Since then, I've just been doing one-day camps at Virginia, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Penn State."
McSorley gave a quick rundown of each of the camps.
"This past weekend I was at Virginia Tech on Saturday and Wake Forest on Sunday," he said. "Both of the quarterback coaches were interested. Coach O'Cain from Tech said he really liked how I performed and would keep following me. He wants me to give him tape after my first five games. Coach Gray said he'd touch base with Coach O'Cain on how I did. Coach Elrod from Wake Forest said he was going to take another look at my tape. He liked how I threw and I performed well. I ran a 4.6 40. He said he's going to go over things and it sounds like they might recruit me more."
McSorley noted that he is done with visits for the remainder of the summer.
Meanwhile, Boston College offered and McSorley touched on them.
"I went up there for camp on the 24th after they offered since I have family up there, I hung around a bit," he said. "I really liked the campus. It's really nice and I really like Coach Washington."
Even though there are no clear favorites, McSorley claims that three schools stick out a bit.
"I haven't really had a school I always followed," he said. "If there is a school I followed it'd be Tech since I had family go there and I lived my whole life in Virginia. I like Virginia too. My dad played at Richmond and got to know Coach London and I like Coach Lazor. I like Boston College as well. I like the campus and academic programs there."
Regarding his position, McSorley is getting pursued as a quarterback, but is getting some looks as an athlete too.
"Boston College offered me for quarterback first, but it can be more of an athlete if something doesn't work out at quarterback," he said. "I tried out at safety for them and they said I definitely have a spot on the team doing that."
McSorley was asked if he has a preference as to the position he plays at the next level.
"Quarterback is my No. 1 position," he said. "I've been doing it my whole life and that is the position I want to play. I know I can perform at that level."
McSorley led his team to back-to-back state championships in his freshman and sophomore seasons while throwing for 2,064-yards and 34 touchdowns, along with 264-yards rushing and 10 scores on the ground last fall. He earned honorable mention all-state and second team all-district honors.
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