When Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron was defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at USC, he earned the reputation as an astute talent evaluator and an outstanding recruiter. When Orgeron gives an athlete an offer it would behoove you take notice. His evaluations are usually spot on. Ole Miss is the first school to offer this defensive lineman.
Ole Miss has offered defensive tackle/defensive end Tonio Celotto (6-4, 240, 4.7) from Simi Valley (Calif.) Royal.
Celotto was an all-league, all-county and all-state selection for his junior season performance. He racked up 75 tackles, 14 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Celotto has good strength with his 380-pound bench.
What is Celotto looking for in a school?
"I want to play for a good staff," Celotto said. "A staff who can help me achieve my goal of getting into the NFL."
The scouting report on Celotto is he has great size, speed and quickness. He is a great tackler and can deliver a pop. He hustles on every down and plays hard whistle-to-whistle. He's the kind of player who leaves it all on the field.
Celotto also has excellent bloodlines. His dad played for USC under John McKay and John Robinson and played in the NFL.
"I'm interested in USC," Celotto said. "Both my parents went there."
Besides Ole Miss, Celotto is receiving recruiting interest from schools from Pac-10, Mountain West, and the Big 12.
UCLA, Washington, Colorado, Nebraska and BYU are already sending Celotto letters of interest.
Before it is all over this is one of those guys will have multiple offers.