Brandon Gottfried hears from several schools

Brandon Gottfried is receiving interest from coaches around the SEC, as well as up and down the East Coast. The 6-4, 200-pound junior wide receiver has caught 36 passes for 715 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, and American Christian Academy remains in the playoffs.

Brandon Gottfried isn't the only prospect on Coach Stephen Hooks' squad, but he is one of the top players in the class of 2010. Gottfried tells the latest news.

"Since we lost to Pickens County we have been working on our running game, and we haven't thrown the ball as much as we normally do," Brandon Gottfried said from his home in Tuscaloosa, (Ala.).

After blasting Keith 44-14 in the opening round of the class 2A state playoffs the Patriots will step up in competition this week. They travel to Reeltown to take on a 10-1 team that hasn't lost since the opening week of the season against Dadeville (3A) 15-6.

Gottfried knows this game is a challenge.

"They have a good team. It's going to be a tough game, but I believe we are going to get it down. We have had a very good week of practice, and we are pumped up for this game," Gottfried stated.

"One thing we must do is stop their quarterback. He is an athletic guy, a dual threat from his position. We need to get after him pretty good."

Gottfried is dialed in for this week's match-up, and he also has plenty of college recruiters paying close attention.

"I don't have any scholarship offers right now, but I have been receiving a lot of interest from UT, (Tennessee), Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia, LSU, MSU, UCF, Boston College, Duke, Stanford and Oklahoma State," he explained.

"I have only attended one college football game as a recruit, and that was the Alabama – Ole Miss game earlier this season. I am going to try to make it to some more games before the season ends."

"I would like to make it to Ole Miss and LSU this year. I have talked to Coach Huston Nutt from time-to-time. I saw him at the Alabama game, and we spoke briefly."

Gottfried had just started to make the camp rounds last summer when he suffered an injury to his chest and shoulder area. He missed the first couple weeks of fall practice, but has been fine since his recovery.

Gottfried was selected the MVP of the Ole Miss Camp the day after he suffered the injury. Gottfried talked more of his future plans after this season ends.

"I'm going to try to make all the combines and camps I can make this summer. I'm just going to try and work hard to become a better player," Gottfried concluded.

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