The past two months have been a whirlwind for Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) gunslinger, Todd Centeio, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound dual-threat who hasn't even finished up his initial year of high school in Palm Beach County.
Temple was the first school to extend a verbal scholarship offer to the rising star. Just weeks after the Owls kicked off the recruiting process for Centeio, the Cincinnati Bearcats, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Nebraska Cornhuskers followed and brought his offer total up to four.
"I'm just taking all of this as motivation," Centeio said. "It just adds more fuel to the fire because I want to be one of the top recruits."
This past week, the rising sophomore hauled in his initial in-state scholarship offer of the recruiting process. To say the least, Centeio's latest scholarship offer from the University of Miami could open the flood gates for additional schools to jump in and offer the quarterback.
"I used to like the Hurricanes when I was growing up," Centeio said. "Personally, it meant a lot to me. Everyone is telling me that it's a real big offer because I'm a freshman and it's a big school. I know that their tradition is great."
The Royal Palm Beach native is planning on attending a handful of college camps over the summer, including one in Coral Gables on Miami's campus.
"I'll be camping at Miami, Tennessee, Florida, USF, and maybe FAU."
One thing is for certain. Whenever Centeio decides to end the recruiting process and issue a commitment to one lucky college, the quarterback wants to see the field bright and early in his career.
"Being able to play early, having good academics, and a good coaching staff (is important)."Follow @Corey_Bender