After primarily playing offensive guard in recent seasons, junior Joseph Scelfo of North Oconee (Ga.) became a full-time center this spring.
"When you're the center, you have to be physically good, but you also have to know everything," Scelfo said. "You're like the quarterback. You have to be knowledgeable."
So far, the switch has paid off, Scelfo said.
The 6-foot-2, 278-pounder currently has six FBS offers, and he credits the high demand for quality centers for some of the attention he has received.
"It's real exciting right now," Scelfo said. "All the hard work is paying off. It started off slow. UAB was the first to offer. They offered on signing day. Then I guess [other programs] started coming in a little more."
Western Kentucky, which pulled the trigger late last week, was the most recent program to offer. According to Scelfo, South Alabama and UCLA are recruiting him the hardest. The Jaguars have offered; UCLA has not.
"I'm going to UCLA in two weeks," Scelfo said. "I'm flying out there to see[Bruins head coach] Rick Neuheisel. He wants to see me in person. If they offer, I think they'll definitely be one or two on my list. The only thing is, it's a little far away. I don't have a No. 1 right now. But I definitely think UCLA would be up there. I want to take a bunch of visits this summer and see if my options widen."
Besides UCLA and the schools that already have offered, Scelfo is hearing from a host of other programs, notably Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Kansas.
"Georgia Tech has seen me in person," Scelfo said. "They told me they're going to keep following up with me. We'll see how that goes."