McSorley, a product of Ashburn, Va., built a relationship with Shoop while he was part of the North Carolina coaching staff. He worked with Shoop, then the Tar Heels' quarterbacks coach, at a summer camp.
"I really like him," McSorley said of Shoop. "The drills that we did at the camp a few years ago, I liked them. It helped me a lot. It helped me become better over the few days I worked with him. He's a great coach, high energy, always gets his players into it, and he keeps that energy up."
During their phone call, Shoop explained to McSorley what his future could hold at Purdue.
"He said they see me as a player who can come in and excel, and they can help me with my goals in football and academics; as well as me helping to accomplish their goals of where they want to push the program," said McSorley.
McSorley admitted he doesn't know much about Purdue, but is thrilled to receive his first Big Ten offer. He now plans to begin researching the school and plans to maintain contact with Shoop.
"The Big Ten has always had great football," McSorley said. "Great players come out of there. It's a conference I've been hoping to get some interest in and get an offer from."
"I want to learn more about [Purdue] and get to see what the football is a about there," he said.
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