Bettistea having big season

Bettistea having big season

After running for over 1,100 yards as a sophomore, Josh Bettistea is having another big season as a junior. Schools are starting to recognize that too...

Back in week two after a couple of 100 plus yard games, schools started to recognize what Josh Bettistea was doing at Acworth (Ga.) Allatoona.

It was an SEC school that showed first interest.

"I talked to Coach [Tim] Horton from Auburn and that was the first college coach that I talked to," Bettistea said. "Auburn was the first school to show interest in me. They have continued to recruit me this season."

Bettistea is a 5-foot-10, 182 pound running back and he traveled over to see Auburn play earlier this season.

"I went over to Auburn for the Mississippi State game and it was amazing. The atmosphere was great and it was an exciting game. I want to get back for another game this season. Auburn has already invited me back."

Georgia and Georgia State have invited him to games on their campus as well and Kentucky and Tennessee have started to show interest. Auburn is the only school he has visited so far, the Tigers are showing the most interest too, so does that put AU on top of his list?

"I really don't have a favorite school," said Bettistea. "I have never had a favorite team or anything. I really just love football."

He loves football and he loves to score touchdowns too. Bettistea scored over 20 touchdowns this season in nine games and he has over 1,500 yards rushing.

His nose for the end zone is one of his strengths.

"I just find the end zone and take the quickest path to it. I can be elusive, I can use my speed, and I can find the end zone."

No offers yet for Bettistea, but he knows he has plenty of time for those to come.

"I am in no rush. I have only been to one school, schools are just starting to find out about me, and I am just going to keep working hard. I am not in a rush."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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