Dec 31, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores fans (from left) Gage Markum and Kaitlen Andrews and Abi Bliss and Tristen Denney and Jordan Burnett and Casey King show their support during the second half of the Music City Bowl against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at LP Field. Vanderbilt won 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Football Recruiting: Commodores Land Trace McSorley


On Saturday, 2014 dual-threat quarterback Trace McSorley committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores. His commitment marked the 13th verbal commitment for the Commodores. McSorley is a three-star prospect and is ranked in the Top 20 in the state of Virginia.

Dec 31, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores mascot entertains fans during the second half of the Music City Bowl against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at LP Field. Vanderbilt won 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The other teams that offered at McSorley, but did not get his commitment were the Boston College Eagles, Charlotte 49ers, Massachusetts Minutemen, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ohio Bobcats, Old Dominion Monarchs, Purdue Boilermakers, Virginia Tech Hokies, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and Western Michigan Broncos.

Some experts see this commitment by Trace McSorley to Vandy as a bit of a shocker.

This is because most experts thought he was going to verbally commit to Wake Forest. The 247 Sports Crystal Ball had the Commodores as a 25% predicted destination for the 2014 Virginia prospect.

McSorley might have decent arm strength, pocket presence, and intangibles, but will need to do a lot of developing at the college level.

This is because he doesn’t possess the size, footwork, and release that many top end football programs want in a QB.

At 182 pounds, he could bulk up a little bit, but he will mainly need to work on developing himself as a quarterback with the Vandy coaching staff to be successful for them in the future.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 19th in the state of Virginia and 21st among dual-threat quarterbacks by 247Sports.

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