Casey Robottom inks with Tulane

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 6, 2006

SCC tri-sport athlete to play at receiver for Green Wave


Sports Editor

LAPLACE– SCC all-around athlete Casey Robottom made it official Wednesday. He’ll be continuing his academic and athletic career just about 30 miles east of his hometown LaPlace when he signed a scholarship with the Tulane Green Wave.

Robottom, a 5’10” 175-lb. receiver who got 2,100 yards this past season, is scheduled to graduate with academic honors and scored a 26 on the ACT test. He passed on the opportunity to attend Princeton, Brown University, Louisiana-Monroe and Arkansas State.

Robottom was an All-State selection this season for his kick returns with a Comet team that made it to the Class 2A state championship game. Tulane went 2-9 last season after New Orleans flooded leaving the Green Wave essentially without a home. Tulane recruitment has added 24 players to the football squad for next season, a class of freshmen that Green Wave coach Chris Scelfo has said he is optimistic about, and impressed by the character of his newest players.

&#8220For them to end up here after all the negative vibes sent throughout the country about New Orleans and Tulane University,” he said at a Tulane recruitment event, &#8220it shows they are very mature in the fact that they overcame all of that to end up here.”