Analysis of Canes losing QB commit

One of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Florida committed to Miami back in December. After being committed for five months, he decided to open things up over the weekend. Read on for a full analysis of this and what it means for the Canes.

"I have decided to open my recruitment back up and decommit from Miami," Todd Centeio said. "I love Miami but my family and I believe this is the best decision for my future right now."

Centeio originally committed to Miami back in December, a few weeks after his sophomore season ended at Royal Palm Beach High.

Centeio, 6-feet and 195 pounds, put his name on the recruiting map with a strong sophomore season. He finished last season with 1,126 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He also added nearly 500 yards on the ground so he's a legitimate dual threat quarterback.

Centeio, who will play his junior season at Dwyer High, has other BCS offers from schools like Cincinnati, NC State, Nebraska, and South Florida. Miami has unsuccessfully recruited a handful of Dwyer players in recent years including Jacoby Brissett, Nick O'Leary, and Johnnie Dixon. For whatever reason, they've struggled at this school in recent years.

The Hurricanes have a commitment from one of the nation's top 2016 quarterback prospects in Jack Allison. They seem content with signing just one in this year's class, which makes you believe they could take two in 2017. Even when Centeio was firmly committed, the Canes were out offering other quarterback prospects from all over.

While losing Centeio seems only temporary, it's rare for a quarterback to commit, decommit, and then recommit later. Sure it could happen but it's unlikely, which means the Canes will likely have to find their quarterback elsewhere.

Things could change, especially if Miami is breaking in a new coaching staff heading into the 2016 calendar year but that's obviously a big if.


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