Scelfo Keeping Options Open

Joseph Scelfo

Joseph Scelfo has several scholarship offers and he talks with Scout.com about his current list of favorite programs, which includes a school that may be a surprise to most people...

"I haven't mentioned Charlotte much during interviews yet, but they're a school I'm really interested in," began Joseph Scelfo, the senior offensive lineman from North Oconee HS (Bogart, GA). "I like Coach (Brad) Lambert, their head coach.

"He was recruiting me for Wake Forest before he took the job at Charlotte. I have a lot of respect for him. He's the type of guy who will do anything it takes to win. I also really like Coach (James) Adams, who is the Charlotte recruiter assigned to my area."

The allure of being a part of something new is appealing to Scelfo.

"Charlotte is starting their football program in 2012," Scelfo explained. "They have a new stadium, and the offices are brand new. Coach Lambert is putting together a great staff. They don't have an offensive line coach yet, so that's something I'm watching.

"It would be cool to be one of the first players to go through their football program; to win the first game in the school's history."

Who else does Scelfo favor?

"I really like South Alabama," he said. "I love Louisiana Tech. I fell in love with Tech when I visited and talked with Coach (Tony) Franklin and Coach (Tommy) Spangler. Coach (Sonny) Dykes wasn't there that day, but they got him on the phone and we talked. I also like Coach (Petey) Perot. The Tech coaches showed me their new building plans, and it looks like they're ready to continue making positive changes there.

"I also like ULM and SMU. I haven't heard from SMU, but I hope they will give me a look. When my family evacuated from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (Scelfo's father was Tulane's head coach at the time), we stayed in Dallas for three weeks. The football team stayed at SMU, and I liked what I saw. I've been hoping that they'll recruit me."

Scelfo isn't ruling Tulane out, either.

"I'm still talking regularly with their offensive line coach (Mark Hutson)," he said.

Does Scelfo expect to commit somewhere soon?

"Two months ago, my goal was to wait it out, but now I'm thinking I'll make a decision during football season," he said. "Right now, I'm just focusing on the weight room and looking forward to our first game against Arabia Mountain."

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