Nansemond-Suffolk RB George Pettaway (Brian Knight/recruit757)
George Pettaway is the bell cow for the Saints’ recruiting results
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
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On Thursday night last week, George Pettaway (2022 RB 5-11 160) added a scholarship offer from Maryland.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy head coach Mike Biehl shared the news on Pettaway and several of his other football athletes who are drawing interest and offers.
“The common appeal on George is his explosiveness and long speed. He is special. He has the ability to start and stop and get to full speed faster than almost anyone they have seen,” said Biehl. “Penn State may be close to offering. I think it will pick up much more in the coming weeks.”
Pettaway holds offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Pitt, Maryland and Hampton.
Another intriguing prospect at Nansemond-Suffolk is wide receiver Jaden Freeman (2022 WR 6-4 190). Freeman recently reclassified, so he’s now in the Class of 2022 with Pettaway.
“Jaden was picking up some great interest as a 2021, so I’m excited to see how he can generate even more opportunities with more work and more game experience. The sky’s the limit for him,” the coach said. “He’s been a basketball only guy for so long that it will be very cool to see him with some prep under his belt before he plays.”
By prep, Coach Biehl is referring to off-season football conditioning and training.
Biehl reports that Freeman is getting interest from Norfolk State and William and Mary.
Saints’ lineman Griffin Duggan holds a few offers and is in line to pick up a few more this spring. Coach Biehl also expects to see Kemauri Spencer (2021 LB 6-2 210) draw offers.
“He’s a 2021 whose film is turning heads. Kemauri is a versatile, athletic linebacker who can both play in the box and drop,” Coach Biehl explained.
– Andy Hilton