Christian Hackenberg is the unquestioned starting quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions and many believe he will be a potential first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
But what will life after Hackenberg lead to in State College?
Well, according to comments by head coach James Franklin, the team’s backup quarterback, Trace McSorley, could be poised for stardom in the future.
Franklin was discussing McSorley’s skillset and made it clear that he believes the redshirt freshman has what it takes to succeed at the highest level in college football.
“He’s very athletic, he’s very smart. He’s a winner,” Franklin said, via the Journal Star. “He’s able to beat you with his mind, he’s able to beat you with his arm, he’s able to beat you with his feet.”
That is some high praise for the youngster, who was a three-star recruit for the Nittany Lions.
If McSorely can continue to impress on the practice field and learn behind Hackenberg, Penn State’s program could find themselves entering the 2016 college football season without missing a beat and with another promising, young signal-caller.
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