April 20, 2011

Scelfo talks SU offer

Brining in a new center in the class of 2012 is going to be important for Syracuse as Mackey MacPherson enters his sophomore year. If the Orange land a center in this class it would be an ideal situation for all parties.

With that being said the Orange have offered a center in North Oconee (Bogart, Ga.) North Oconee High School's Joseph Scelfo.

"Syracuse offered me on my spring break, so probably about a week and a half ago," Scelfo said. "It was my first Big East offer and I was excited about it. The offer meant that my hard work has been paying off. It meant a lot because it is some place that I am interested in and that they are interested in me."

The Orange were a program that the 6-foot-2, 276 pound Scelfo was already interested in before they offered.

"I was interested in them before they offered I have just always heard good things about them. The defensive line coach from my school is from up north and he said that it is a heck of a place up there and that the academics are good as well as the football. I have always had an eye on them."

Now he is looking forward to a visit.

"I just got back from spring break and I am trying to get settled back in. My Mom is going to check on flights, so that we can get to Syracuse soon. I am definitely looking forward to it," Scelfo stated. "I just need to get up there as fast as I can, so I can meet with Coach Adkins and Coach Marrone. I just want to get a feel for it and see if it is definitely what I like, just get a feel for them.

Even though he has not talked to Syracuse long he already feels close with the coach who is recruiting him.

"He [Coach Adkins] is just an awesome coach, a good person, and an awesome guy. I feel like he is kind of a mentor."

Despite being recruited as a center it is a position that is still knew to the prospect.

"Coach Adkins told me center. I play guard right now, I had senior in front of me at center. Now that he is going I am probably going to play center this season."

What has coaches watching the Georgia product?

"I would say my work ethic, I love the game and I have been around it for a long time I know the game pretty good. When I get on the field it is all business and I play my heart out all through the game and I think that helps me out."

A decision on the college he picks is not expected to come anytime soon.

"I will have to see how it all pans out. I am probably going to just wait it for a little bit probably sometime after next season."


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