Monday, January 28, 2013
25 days, 25 names: Sean Constantine
By Mason Kelley
Sean Constantine has been committed to Washington for almost a year and is eager to sign.
At the end of Washington’s annual spring game last year, Sean Constantine (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) was ready to commit.
When he saw Steve Sarkisian in the CenturyLink Field tunnel, he shared the news with Washington’s coach.
"Hey coach Sark, I commit," Constantine said at the time.
Now, after winning another state title at Bellevue, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound four-star linebacker is looking forward to signing day.
“I’m really excited just to be done with it,” he said. “I’ve been committed since junior year and it’s about time I can say, ‘I’m a Dawg’ instead of ‘I’m a verbal commit.’ I’m excited. It’s going to be a good opportunity for me in the future.”
Since he has been committed for the better part of a year, it seems surreal he will sign his letter of intent on Feb. 6.
“It is a little weird thinking about how I’ll never play for Butch (Goncharoff) again,” he said. “It’s one of those things. It’s weird to think about.”
Constantine took his official visit to Washington on Jan. 18. He said the highlights of the trip included a stop at Lucky Strike, a bowling alley in Bellevue, and a meal at the Space Needle.
“It was awesome,” he said. “Evan Hudson was my host and he’s an awesome guy, just a genuine good person. We hung out at Dexter Charles’ place. Pretty much, with all the guys on the team, I didn’t meet anybody I didn’t like. It’s just a really good environment. The coaches were awesome. I ate a lot of food, so that’s always a plus.”
As he prepares to take the next step and begin his college career, Constantine has already started training. But he has yet to set significant goals. Instead he has decided to embrace the experience as it happens.
“I’m kind of just looking at it day-to-day,” Constantine said. “I want to go in and make an improvement to the team and, whatever way I can, that would be awesome, but I don’t really have any set goals. I don’t really know what realistic goals are, because this is a whole new experience for me.”