Mike's Take: New Miami QB commit

The Hurricanes landed a commitment Tuesday night from one of the state's top young quarterback prospects. Read on for analysis of this from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Toddy Centeio says he committed to the Hurricanes Tuesday night.

What to Like: The first thing that jumps out at you when watching Centeio is how athletic he is. He can avoid a pass rush about as well as any sophomore quarterback you'll see. He has enough athleticism to not only avoid a rush but to take off and make things happen with his feet. He finished the season with over 400 yards rushing so he's a legitimate dual threat guy. From a passing standpoint, he has solid arm strength and seems to have a real good understanding of the game. Miami's coaches got a close look at him at one of their summer camps back in June so they were able to see how coachable he is and how competitive he is. Those are things he impressed them with. He does a nice job of taking care of the football, too, and doesn't turn it over much. He threw just two interceptions in 11 games this season. The kid knows how to win, too, as he led his team to a 10-1 record and one of their best seasons in recent memory.

What may concern you: At 6-feet and 190 pounds, Centeio lacks ideal size for a major college quarterback prospect. Sure, he could grow but it's not a given. Because of his lack of height, he isn't real strong inside the pocket just yet. While he's able to throw well on the run and make things happen with his feet, he's not the most accurate passer yet. His completion percentage was below 50-percent this season so that's something you'd like to see improve as he prepares for his junior season over the next few months.

Bottom Line: Centeio is a kid Miami identified very early in the process and he'd a kid they really wanted in the 2017 recruiting class. He already had offers from schools like Nebraska, South Florida, and NC State so he'll likely get recruited like one of the state's top quarterback prospects over the next few years. He doesn't have Brad Kaaya's passing tools yet and doesn't have Dwayne Lawson's size and athletic combo but he's a very good player, a very good athlete, a very productive quarterback on Friday nights, and someone who should only continue getting better and better as his prep career wears on.



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