Noah Pescitelli, a senior at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, received an athletic scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) on Nov. 2. Noah is the first recruit for the new Men’s Bass Fishing Program under head coach Isaac Payne.
Throughout Noah’s high school career he was very interested in fishing and everything that came with it.
Surprisingly, Noah wasn’t following in the footsteps of his dad like most young fisherman. His dad is actually 100 percent allergic to fish and can’t even touch them. But that didn’t stop Noah from taking it upon himself to become a well-known angler.
Noah founded Mill Creek’s fishing team and immediately started climbing the ladder among fellow anglers.
In 2013, Noah was ranked second statewide, and he was also one of 10 high school anglers to fish the Bassmaster High School Classic in February 2015 with professional anglers.
Noah looks to begin competing for the new college program in the fall of 2016. There he wants to major in advertising with a minor in marketing and entrepreneurship.
“My parents and everyone around me have been such a huge help,” said Noah. “I’m very thankful SCAD contacted me with an offer to do what I love while pursuing my education.”
Aside from all of Noah’s success on the water, he also has been quite busy rounding up fans on social media. He created a popular “brand,” Kickin’ Their Bass TV, which focuses on spreading information about high school and college fishing. He has more 170,000 followers on his social media accounts and a popular YouTube channel.
“I started Kickin’ Their Bass TV to inform upcoming fishermen about high school fishing,” said Noah, “But now I’m just going to carry on through college. I want people to know about the opportunities in this sport.”
Noah is still undecided about pursuing a pro circuit; however, he still plans to continue his fishing career throughout college before making a decision.