Central Catholic QB Sunseri commits to Louisville
TribLIVE Sports Videos
With some of the best football talent in the WPIAL coming through the front door every day, Central Catholic had coaches from several BCS conferences walking its halls.
Quarterback Tino Sunseri did his part Friday to lessen the traffic, verbally committing to Big East champion Louisville.
"It got to the point where we were sitting down with a new face every day," Sunseri said.
Although Sunseri said Louisville showed the most sincere interest in him, he also had offers from Florida State, Colorado, South Florida, Southern Mississippi and Buffalo. Northwestern, Boston College and Rutgers also had visited the school.
Sunseri will become the most recent Central Catholic quarterback to commit to a Division I school, following Dan Marino, Marc Bulger, Joe Felitsky and Shane Murray (now a linebacker at Pitt).
Sunseri says he's eager to go to a BCS school that is usually among the top teams in the nation
He also chose Louisville because of familiarity with the program.
His father, Sal, a former Pitt All-American linebacker who's a Carolina Panthers defensive line coach, was on Louisville's staff when Tino was in grade school. Recruiting coordinator Greg Nord, who was the point man in recruiting Sunseri, is a holdover from those days.
"It was a nice backup to know I have been there," he said. "I know what the people are like, and I know some of the coaches."
Sunseri, a transfer from Weddington (N.C.) High School, led Central Catholic (10-2) to the Quad South championship last season, completing 86-of-151 passes for 1,408 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Central Catholic advanced to the WPIAL semifinals, but Sunseri said the team "underachieved."
Sunseri hinted that he may average nearly 20 passes a game after throwing for only 12 last season.
"We have something to prove this year," he said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates chase Mets’ Harvey early in rout
- Former pitcher Allie happily adjusting to outfield
- Pa. gaming industry’s growth amplifies siren call for addicts
- Coroners, organ harvesting group spar over procurement process
- Hempfield train crash search called off; no evidence found
- Book details secret to Pirates’ turnaround
- Ex-Baldwin, Pitt star Pinkston not giving up on NFL dream
- Biertempfel: Despite Marte’s inconsistency, Pirates’ Hurdle keeping faith
- Nonprofits in Pa. barely break even, survey finds
- Hempfield pair caught in vehicle scam
- Good season predicted for region’s boaters