Todd Centeio has been around the block as a recruit, and he’s trying to go about things a little differently than he has at the past.
The quarterback formerly of Royal Palm Beach (FL) is starting his second semester at Dwyer (FL). He will have talent in front of him, behind him and on the outside to throw to. It is not like he needed the exposure. Centeio has offers already. He has one from NC State.
The change of school is not the only change for Centeio. Just before the summer started Centeio backed out of his commitment to Miami. Because of that he is intent on taking the recruiting process at a slower pace. He knows quarterbacks are pushed to commit very early. He does not want to make the same mistake this time that he made last time.
“I’ve already done that once so I’m going to wait until the end of the spring and going into my senior year before I commit again.”
His timeline could work out perfectly for NC State. Then again if he were making his decision today it would be NC State so maybe the sooner the better in the eyes of Dave Doeren. “That’s my number one,” Centeio said. “That’s what I tell everybody.”
It was a summer trip to Raleigh that really propelled the Wolfpack to the driver seat. This summer he visited Texas. That went well but there’s a catch.
“Texas was good. I liked Texas. They said they liked me but they had to take the in state kid from Austin. So they offered him and he committed.”
He visited South Carolina but Centeio will have to wait to find out what direction the Gamecocks will move in. They have not offered and they want to see how some of his season goes before they get back to Centeio and tell him whether an offer is likely.
Centeio made a trip to the state of North Carolina and while in the area he visited NC State and camped at North Carolina. Then he made his way over to Wake Forest.
He camped at North Carolina in the hopes of winning an offer. The offer has yet to come. Wake Forest did offer Centeio a week after watching him throw at their school. NC State had already offered before Centeio even visited so he did not have to camp. The coaches gave him a restful day off to talk, engage and learn. Centeio loved the Raleigh-Durham area and thinks it’s a place he could put his roots down.
He also likes the attention he gets from Doeren.
“That summer going into my sophomore year I camped over there and I went back this summer. I had a few meetings with people this time. I met with a lady who is the director for education or something like that. I spoke to her. I had a meeting with Coach Doeren too. Then the following day before I left I had another meeting with Coach Canada and I got to see the indoor.”
After that Centeio watched some of the camp without having to work up a sweat himself. It was nice not to have to prove himself and it was even nicer because the coaches made Centeio feel as though they would be very comfortable if he commits.
He learned about the offense and what the quarterback position at NC State requires.
“They said whoever they have at quarterback they’re going to make the offense and build the offense around him. For me it’d be maybe more running with the quarterback. Everything sounded good."