head football coach Chris Scelfo is quietly landing his seventh recruiting class for the Tulane University Green Wave.
Scelfo, one of the Green Wave's longest tenured football coaches, had landed 19 verbal committments from prospects going into the final weekend of the recruiting period. However, The Times Picayune reported Sunday that one of those 19, linebacker/defensive end Adam Kwentua
of University Lab School in Baton Rouge, visited Navy
Tulane may have as many as 25 scholarships available in this class.
Tulane had four prospects visiting on the final weekend. One of those was actually the Green Wave's earliest verbal committment in this class, Kevin Moore
, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound quarterback from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, who committed to the Green Wave last June.
Another visitor was Tony Bryant
, a 6-3 225-pound defensive end from Grady High School in Atlanta, Ga. Grady's coach, Larry Millen, told TI Sunday evening that Bryant had verbally committed to the Green Wave during his official visit.
Bryant had visited Arkansas
Tulane appears to be still involved with running back Andre Anderson
of Stone Mountain, Ga. Stephenson High School, as well as with Anderson's teammate, defensive back Mario Tynes
Another prospect that appears to be still on the Green Wave recruiting board is D'Anthony Smith, a defensive end from Pickering High School in the Ft. Polk, La. area. Smith's head coach, James Marcantel, reported that D'Anthony will announce his decision at the school's football banquet Monday evening.
Luis Sobelvarro, a big wide receiver from Crescent City Baptist School, could be another player that Tulane would extend an offer to, if
he's able to improve his test score somewhat in order to satisfy Tulane's admissions standards.
And it would appear that the Green Wave is still in the market for another offensive linemen.
If all these dominos fall into place by Wednesday morning, then the Green Wave will have rebounded from Katrina to have a solid recruiting class. And a full class at that.
Tulane will host a Signing Day Party Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Fogleman Arena. Admission to the party is free with the purchase of a ticket to the Tulane-SMU basketball game, which tips off at 7 p.m. Tickets to the game will be on sale for the special low price of just $5 from 5-6 p.m.
Tulane had four prospects visiting on the final weekend. One of those was actually the Green Wave's earliest verbal committment inb this class, Kevin Moore, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound quarterback from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, who committed to the Green Wave last June