Stepoli Has Options

Terrance Stepoli switched schools this past year, moving from Monessen to Greensburg Central Catholic, where he helped lead the Centurions to a 9-1 record this past season. A dual-threat quarterback, Stepoli says there's plenty of schools who have expressed interest. He's just waiting on one thing right now.

Terrance Stepoli says he's only waiting on his SAT scores.

"Once I get my SAT scores, I'm going to start taking official visits," Stepoli said. "Connecticut is interested, Pitt is coming to my school this week. Akron is keeping in touch. Toledo, Kent State; they're all keeping in touch."

Stepoli, who earned all-conference honors at quarterback this past season, was at the Pitt-West Virginia game last Friday. He was there to see Pitt, and despite the loss, said that it won't affect his impression of the Pitt program.

"It was a good game," Stepoli said. "Pitt just had too many turnovers. I did like those (Nike) Combat jerseys. I just think they had an off day; too many turnovers, they had a bad day. I think they're a better football squad than that."

Stepoli, whose younger brother Josh has a verball offer from Pitt as an offensive lineman for 2012, said he keeps close tabs with Pitt assistant head coach Greg Gattuso, who recruits western Pennsylvania.

"I talk to coach Gattuso on a regular basis," Stepoli said. "I talked to coach Wannstedt when I was down there (for the game), nothing too deep. Coach Gattuso tells me about how they are recruiting me, and if I get an offer, I might have to go to prep school. They want me for defensive end."

Even though Stepoli is primarily a quarterback, but also a versatile athlete, is he comfortable making that switch over to a down position on the defensive side of the ball?

"I like it," Stepoli said of defensive end. "I don't care where I play; defensive end, outside linebacker, quarterback. I just want to go all out."

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