Speedy WR Truitt Gets Auburn Offer

2014 prospect Stanton Truitt talks about his visit to Auburn, where the Tigers stand on his list after getting an offer, and when he plans to make a decision.

Monroe, Ga.--A talented two-way performer with offers from across the country, speedy Stanton Truitt is rated a three-star prospect and the number 59 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, but is also being recruited as a wide receiver because of his 10.5 speed in the 100 meter dash.

As a junior the 5-10, 180 Truitt was a dominating player for Monroe High. Carrying the ball 139 times for 1,448 yards and scoring 19 rushing touchdowns while adding 812 yards and nine passing touchdowns at quarterback, Truitt is a player that is being recruited on both sides of the ball for the 2014 class.

Being recruited as a wide receiver for the Tigers capable of playing both inside and outside, Truitt received an offer from Auburn following his visit and says he's high on Gus Malzahn's program after seeing the campus and facilities on Saturday.

"It was amazing," Truitt says of the Auburn offer. "I knew the first time I went down for a junior day and getting the feel for everything (that he liked Auburn). It was pretty different getting the offer. Chilling with Coach (Rodney) Garner, he's a really cool guy. Coach (Dameyune) Craig is really cool too."

Stanton Truitt

One of the big things that stood out to Truitt on his visit was getting the chance to talk with Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and WR Coach Dameyune Craig.

"We (he and Rhett Lashlee) sat down and talked about the offense and the different things position-wise with the reverses and bubble screens," Truitt says. "It was pretty much everything I'm looking for in an offense.

"Coach Craig is amazing," he adds. "The first visit we didn't really get to interact because it was a busy schedule. Getting some one-on-one time was different. He's a great guy."

An offensive player for much of his life, Truitt notes that while he wouldn't rule out defense down the road he wants a shot to play with the ball in his hands.

"I'm just comfortable on offense," Truitt says. "I haven't really been on defense much. Just as far as being on offense that's where I'm comfortable right now."

With offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, California, Florida,Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, in addition to Auburn, Truitt has had the Vols on top of his list much of the summer. Following a visit to Auburn that may be changing.

Tennessee started recruiting me at corner so I wasn't really leaning to them as much," Truitt says. "As far as being at Auburn and seeing the academic side of things and being with Coach Craig, that was pretty much the biggest thing for me. It made me feel really good about the place. They are one of my top schools if not my top right now.

"The other ones that are standing out to me are South Carolina, North Carolina State, Florida, West Virginia, and UCLA."

Working out at Georgia on Friday night, he says he thinks an offer from the Bulldogs could be coming as well and that would move them into that top group as well.

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