Late Wednesday morning, Auburn locked down their second commit of the week—this one coming from ESPN300 prospect Stanton Truitt.
The 5-foot-10, 182-pound athlete visited The Plains on Saturday and wasted little time before issuing his commitment to the SEC West program. In an interview shortly after his commitment, Truitt said the “dedication of the players” and the “vibe” he got from them was what won him over.
The reason for the visit was to further understand the personality of Coach Malzahn—a personality that impressed the 4-star prospect.
“He wants everybody to work hard that’s his biggest thing,” said Truitt, “and he’s a championship coach, he’s successful and his offense is proven. I feel like everything he’s bringing the program is going to pay off.”
Though he plays quarterback for his high school team (Monroe Ga.), Truitt is expected to line up at slot-receiver for the Tigers. A move that he is comfortable with, due in part to his comfort with lead recruiter/position coach Dameyune Craig.
“He (Craig) went to school there, that was a big part of the recruitment, he knows the traditions and he knows what it takes to get there,” Truitt said. “He told me the types of things I’d be doing in the offense—that pretty much sold me; and definitely his character.”
Truitt claims to have consistent 4.3 speed, and as a dual-threat QB last season, accounted for nearly 2500 yards and 28 TDs—even though he missed four games due to injury.
The future Tiger picked Auburn over offers from Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Stanford, and others.
Truitt is the 11th commit to the 2014 class, and could set the foundation for many more in the near future.
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