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First offer for junior QB

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One of the more sought after junior quarterbacks in Pennsylvania will be J.J. Cosentino of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic. A number of top programs have come through the halls to check on Cosentino, and last week Florida State became the first one to offer.
"Recruiting is heating up right now," said Cosentino. "I have the offer from Florida State, and coaches from Penn State, Florida State, Temple, Michigan State, Pitt, Akron, Miami-Ohio and Bowling Green have all been in to see me. I have also been talking with N.C. State, Virginia and South Florida, and I've been getting mail from a bunch, including Tennessee."
Cosentino, 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, shared his thoughts on his offer from Florida State.
"It was really exciting," he said. "They are a good fit for my skills and they are one of the top teams in the country. It was great to get to know Coach Fisher and Coach Sunseri better. They really seemed to like me as a player."
There are a couple other schools that may be close to offering Cosentino.
"I would say Penn State and Michigan State," he said. "I am going to Penn State on February 23rd for Junior Day and Michigan State invited me, but the dates did not work. We have a pretty good relationship though. I have already been there a couple of times."
No other visits are planned at this time, but Cosentino did take visits to Penn State, Michigan State, Virginia, South Florida, Rutgers and N.C. State for games during the fall.
Cosentino is currently playing basketball and also working out with his quarterback coach. He also confirmed that he will be attending the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour on Sunday, April 28th in Pittsburgh.
"I thought I did well at the U.S. Army All-American Combine, so I like the challenge," said Cosentino. "I want to see how I compare."
During the fall, Cosentino helped Central Catholic to a winning season.
"We were a young team, starting mostly sophomores and juniors on both sides of the ball. We finished 8-3, and should do really well next year," said Cosentino. "We are a very run-oriented team so my attempts were about 10-12 per game. I feel like my short game got a lot better. I have always had a strong arm and been able to throw deep."
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