The Auburn soccer working backs room may very well be stacked heading into 2022 if head coach Bryan Harsin and the Tigers safe a dedication from class of 2022 RB George Pettaway. The Virginia native is very wanted with upwards of 25 affords from principally Energy 5 faculties, and thus far has solely narrowed his listing down to 10.
Although Auburn was included in Pettaway’s prime ten, Coach Harsin and the Tigers’ working backs coach, Cadillac Williams, will nonetheless have robust competitors in securing the RB. The Tigers are the newest to supply Pettaway, and sit alongside Alabama, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida, Ole Miss, Michigan, Oregon, North Carolina, and Penn State.
Pettaway informed 247Sports that he would really feel snug going to each college on his listing, and that they’ve all made progress in his recruitment. He mentioned the three faculties he is aware of he’ll take official visits to are Florida, Michigan, and Penn State, although he has but to schedule the UF go to.
— George Pettaway (@gpettaway2) May 14, 2021
The Tigers will face recruiting competitors from in-state rival Alabama, whose working backs coach already has a robust relationship with Pettaway from his time at UNC. As well as, Pettaway holds each Virginia and Virginia Tech in excessive regard as a result of the truth that they’re his in-state faculties.
Based on his 247Sports profile, Pettaway ended the 2020 season with 74 rush makes an attempt, 666 dashing yards, and 7 dashing touchdowns along with catching 14 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. His scouting report describes him as each speedy and robust with the ball:
Electrical with ball. Will get to prime velocity inside a number of steps. Modifications route nicely. Is aware of the best way to arrange blocks. Nice physique management. Has good imaginative and prescient and is affected person. Has velocity to complete runs. Is devastating in house. Asset in passing sport. Runs by means of arm tackles. Battled accidents first two seasons of highschool. Has to proceed so as to add energy all through body to flourish in faculty. Multi-year starter at High 10 program.
It gained’t be straightforward for the Auburn soccer program to safe such a coveted recruit, nevertheless it’s not unattainable, particularly when the Tigers are producing powerhouse RBs like Tank Bigsby and Shaun Shivers. No phrase but on the working again’s determination date, however hopefully, Bryan Harsin and Cadillac Williams can work their magic and convey Pettaway to the Plains.