Louisiana Tech Offers Scelfo

Georgia offensive lineman Joseph Scelfo is a Louisiana native. His father, who currently coaches for the Atlanta Falcons, previous held the head coaching job at Tulane. Scelfo visited Louisiana Tech late this week and departed from Ruston with an offer in hand...

"I met with Coach (Tony) Franklin when I visited Louisiana Tech and he said they have a scholarship for me," said offensive lineman Joseph Scelfo (North Oconee HS, Bogart, GA). "He said he hopes I'll be a Bulldog one day. I've also talked with Coach Perot, but Coach Franklin was the one who offered me.

"I like Louisiana Tech. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and they're near the top of my list. Coach Spangler has visited my school in Georgia.

"When Hurricane Katrina hit, my family and I were still living in New Orleans and we actually evacuated to Ruston."

Scelfo has double-digit offers from programs in various states, but he does feel a draw to return to his home state.

"I like Louisiana," he said. "I like the state and can envision myself going to a school there. I'm interested in Tulane, and they're making a big effort to recruit me. My dad has been the head coach at Tulane. We have many ties to New Orleans, such as Gambino's (his extended family owns the famous bakery).

"I also like ULM (which has offered). I'm interested in the academic side of things - a place to attend school for four years and not just football. Facilities are also important to me."

What does Scelfo do well on the field?

"I focus on the little things," he said. "For example, when I hit somebody I don't stop driving with my feet. That's something that many players don't do.

"It's been a tremendous help for me to have a father who is a coach. He reviews film in the Falcons' meeting room with me. We study NFL and college linemen."

Scelfo, who is 6-foot-2 and just under 280 pounds, runs a 5.19 in the 40-yard dash.

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