Penn State football: Two more recruits commit to Nittany Lions

From CDT staff reportsJanuary 21, 2014 

Penn State's James Franklin talks about his first week as head coach after being introduced at a board of trustees meeting Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park, Pa. Franklin was hired as head coach Jan. 11 after serving in the same position at Vanderbilt University. CDT/Nabil K. Mark


Trace McSorley, a quarterback from Briar Woods High School in Virginia, and cornerback Grant Haley, of Lovett School in Atlanta, orally committed to Penn State on Monday according multiple reports, the fourth and fifth former Vanderbilt recruits to join the Nittany Lions and new head coach James Franklin.

McSorley, a 6-foot, 182-pounder, threw for 2,690 yards and 30 touchdowns and ran for 764 yards and 13 scores for Briar Woods, which finished second in Virgnia’s Class 5A. He is rated as a three-star recruit by several scouting services,

Haley, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, is rated as a three-star recruit by several scouting services. He also returned punts and kicks.

McSorley and Haley join defensive end Lloyd Tubman, offensive tackle Chance Sorrell and offensive lineman Brendan Brosnan, who have decommitted to join Franklin, the former Vanderbilt coach who was hired Jan. 11 to replace Bill O’Brien.

Multiple reports also have former Penn State receiver and Gateway High School coach Terry Smith joining Franklin’s staff. Smith, an assistant at Temple last season, was 101-30 in 11 seasons at Gateway.


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