BOGART, Ga. -- Louisiana Tech will have a senior starting Center next season. Given that fact, Tech is in the search of a talented high school center than can learn under the tutelage of Stephen Warner.
Centers are the leaders of the offensive line. They many times make the blocking assignments. Under the "Tony Franklin System", the Center has an increased role. They call the cadence prior to the snap of the football.
Given the nature of the Center position, highly intelligent players play the position typically. Warner is no exception as he carries over a 3.5 GPA in an engineering curriculum. Another plus for a Center is a great knowledge of the game of football.
Tech recruit Joseph Scelfo is just that. He is the son of former Tulane University head coach, Chris Scelfo and nephew of former Tech offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo. His father currently serves as the tight-ends coach for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Scelfos spent time in Ruston during 2005 when Tech housed the Tulane Greenwave football team after Hurricane Katrina. Joseph loves Tech and Ruston.
LA Tech is tied for one of my favorites," said Scelfo. "I love it there. I am taking an official visit there January 6."
"[My favorite part of Tech is]Coach [Pete] Perot," said Scelfo. "Also, the location, education, Coach [Sonny] Dykes, and it's in the best state in the U.S., Louisiana."
Scelfo says Tech, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and North Carolina are "probably" his favorites. He will visit Tech on January 6, South Alabama on January 20 and has not scheduled any other visits.
Scelfo currently ranks as the 20 Center in the country based on the latest Rivals.com rankings. He is also rated a 3-star prospect.
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