- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Since transferring from New York, Class of 2012 quarterback Faton Bauta (West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer) has adjusted well to his new home and the new playbook that coach Jack Daniels runs, which is a combination of pro-style and spread formations. Fauta has thrown for 720 yards and nine touchdowns and has run for 216 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect is hoping schools see his continued progress as a quarterback and not just his athleticism.
"Right now I need to find a school that believes in me being their quarterback for them for the next three to four years," Bauta said. "Lots of teams have told me they want me to be a quarterback, but I get the sense they would try to change my position when I get there."
Because of his search for the best program that will give him a chance at quarterback, Bauta has not made his decision yet. Schools such as Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Purdue and UCF are recruiting Bauta. He has set up only one official to date, to Georgia on Nov. 11 for the weekend of the Auburn game, and Bauta said that is because of how sincere the Bulldogs' staff has been in its pitch.
Faton Bauta could play a number of positions at the next level, but he wants to remain a quarterback. That's where Georgia says it wants him.