Bishop’s Salcedo commits to San Diego State

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Bishop Diego senior Joe Salcedo

Bishop Diego standout lineman Joe Salcedo has given a verbal commitment to San Diego State.

Salcedo, a 6-6, 260-pound tackle, is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Aztecs on Signing Day, Feb. 7, 2014

?He?s excited to be going there,? said his father, Joe. ?Washington State, UNLV, Cal Poly, UTEP, and Brown University in the Ivy League were starting to get very active in pursuing him and he wanted to make a decision.?

San Diego State plays in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs went 8-5 this season and won the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, 49-24 over Buffalo on Dec. 21.

Salcedo was recently named first team All-Tri-Valley League and chosen to the Presidio Sports All-City Football Team. He was part of three Bishop Diego football teams that reached the CIF semifinals.

Salcedo?s father said his son hit it off with the coaches at San Diego State on a recent recruiting visit.

He watched game film with Aztecs offensive line coach Mike Schmidt, according to the internet side

“Coach Schmidt said I’m a smart player,” Salcedo told the web site. “I’m big, I can move and I can think. I also got along with Coach (Jeff) Horton really well.?

Horton, the assistant head coach, recruited Salcedo.

?I feel like they can develop guys and they have a really good weight program too,? Salcedo continued. ?Coach (Adam) Hall is cool. He wants me to get my weight up. I have a pretty good frame, they just want me to add on to it.”?

Salcedo told MWCconnection he plans to keep his commitment solid. “I’m a man of my word,” he said.

On the decision to attend San Diego State, the elder Salcedo said his son wanted to stay closer to home, and he’s a San Diego Chargers fan. The Aztecs and Chargers both play at Qualcomm Stadium.

?So it was the icing on the cake,? said the dad.

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