One workout changed trajectory of McSorley’s career

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- On any given spring morning a handful of college coaches would roll into the bleachers at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Va., and shortly after the sun rose, they’d watch practice.

There was a talented receiving corps that helped Briar Woods win three state titles in four years, a 4-star outside linebacker who signed with Florida and Trace McSorley, an all-state safety who longed to be a collegiate quarterback. McSorley wanted to do everything in his power to show these coaches during these non-padded spring practices that his future wasn’t at safety, despite all the projections and many recruiters saying otherwise.

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