November 26, 2015 by Dominick Schenewerk
High school angler and social media butterfly Noah Pescitelli recently signed on to receive an athletic scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design, making him the school’s first recruit for the new Bees Men’s Fishing Program.
Pescitelli, a senior at Mill Creek High School in Georgia, signed the letter of intent to fish for the renowned art college on the evening of Nov. 2. The team is coached by university alum Isaac Payne.
The 17-year-old recruit is not new to being the first member of an infant team. Pescitelli founded the Mill Creek High School Fishing Team, and throughout his high school years has accumulated an impressive fishing resume. In 2013, Pescitelli was ranked second in a statewide high school fishing league and was one of 10 high school anglers to fish the 2015 Bassmaster High School Classic.
Off the water, Pescitelli has proven his ability to market his passion to fans of the sport through his popular social media platforms, marketed as Kickin Their Bass TV.
With more than 188,000 combined likes, followers and subscribers gained through Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, which he accumulated in about two and a half years, Pescitelli’s social media reach is comparable to that of seasoned bass fishing pros and other industry media. His reach is also appealing to sponsors, including the likes of Ranger Boats, Ridged Industries, Abu Gargia and Under Armour.