North Oconee (Bogart, GA) senior lineman Joseph Scelfo is currently considering scholarship offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Syracuse. He has received interest from a group of schools that includes Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, and at this point is keeping his options open.
Scelfo, a 6’2″, 270-pound center/guard for North Oconee, says his recruiting “is speeding up. I’ve been getting more interest from bigger schools. They want to see how my season plays out. But it’s going really good. Of course, I’m focusing on my level right now. On the weekends, I sit down with my family and focus on recruiting.”
Clemson, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech and South Florida are some of the schools Scelfo has seen unofficially. Virginia Tech is a school he would like to see before the season is out.
“I want to go to Blacksburg and check it out,” Scelfo said. “I don’t know which game I will go to, but I told my parents I wanted to get to Blacksburg sometime this season.”
Virginia Tech is keeping tabs on Scelfo’s progress.
“They told me to be patient,” Scelfo said. “They said they like me a lot. They don’t know how much room they have in the class for an inside guy, but they really like me. They said anything can happen in the recruiting world, but they wanted me to know they liked me even though they haven’t offered yet.”
Scelfo is not in any rush to make a decision. He does like the schools that have offered and has scheduled official visits to Louisiana Tech and Syracuse, but there are no favorites right now.
On the gridiron, Scelfo, the son of Atlanta Falcons tight ends coach and former Tulane head coach Chris Scelfo, is in his fourth year on the varsity level. He primarily played special teams as a freshman before earning a starting role on the O-line as a sophomore. He alternates between center and guard and also is his team’s deep snapper.
Most schools, including Virginia Tech, are evaluating Scelfo as a center prospect.
“The bigger schools want me to play center,” Scelfo said. “They like their guards a little taller. They want more length at guard. Some schools, like Southern Miss, say I could play guard or center.”
Scelfo likes guard but “I love playing center,” he said. “I get to be in control out there. I like calling...
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