Tonio Celotto is a 6'4", 250 pound defensive end/tackle who runs a 4.75 forty, and recently put 185 pounds up 37 times on the bench. He has maxed out at 405 pounds. Celotto was 1st Team All-League, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-State, and the Lineman of the Year for the Marmonte League as a junior. He had 75 tackles, 13 sacks, 2 caused fumbles, and 2 fumbles recoveries as a junior. His main strength is his motor. Tonio is working on his strength and speed ramping up to his senior year. Weightlifting is a major hobby, so one would expect that this d-lineman has plenty of room to grow. His other major hobby is working on his 68' Firebird.
There are several schools that are showing significant interest in Celotto. He lists Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona, LSU, Cal, UCLA, Nebraska, Boise State, Fresno State, Tennessee, Mississippi, and USC as those who are communicating with him on a regular basis. Oregon and Ole Miss have already offered. He is not sure who will get official trips, but Oregon and USC are his two favorites right now. Tonio will be attending the USC Junior Day on April 2nd. Coach Steve Sarkisian is his recruiting coordinator from USC.
When asked what he likes in particular about USC, Tonio said, "I like the campus. I like the fact it's a private school. I want to major in engineering or criminal justice, both of which are offered at USC. It's just a great school. I mean, it's SC. The name just says it all."