"It was a great experience just being around the commitments and players and coaches," Truitt told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Actually just seeing the fans and how passionate they were during all the plays and how much pride they take in their team, that impressed me a lot. It was everything from trying to put myself in situations on the field to the crowd screaming and everything. I was just trying to get adapted to the environment. I really love the place."
Visiting along with his father, Truitt said they didn't get in town early enough to enjoy everything about the gameday experience, but once inside the stadium he got a feel for the team and coaching staff. Watching them work together and make changes to get a win, Truitt said it just made him even more sure he made the right choice in his decision.
"I didn't get to see Tiger Walk, that's the one thing I did miss," Truitt said. "Just being in the locker room with those guys and see how they focus before the game and the adjustments they make at halftime was a big deal. That's the kind of program I want to be around. I know it's college and it's probably that way at every college, but I liked how quick they made the adjustments and how the players communicated with each other about the things they could have done better. That showed me how serious they were about winning that football game. That's the kind of team I want to be around in college."
Following a visit in July for a summer camp at Auburn where he got to spend time with his fellow commitments such as Tre Williams, DeShaun Davis, Justin Thornton, Chris Laye, Nick Ruffin and others, Truitt noted that the second time around was even better and he's already very comfortable around his future teammates.
"It's great," Truitt said. "It's my second time being around those guys so I can only imagine how much stronger the bond will get as the season goes along and when we get there.
"My dad had a lot of fun," he added. "He was really excited about the whole place and about being around the other commitments' parents. They got a chance to bond with each other. It's not just about the commitments bonding, but our parents are getting a chance to meet each other. I think it has grown to be a family already."
It was the finish to big first weekend of football for Truitt as he and his Monroe Area teammates cruised to a 48-21 victory over Loganville to start the 2013 season. In the game Truitt ran for an amazing 294 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries from his quarterback position and also added three passing scores in just three quarters of work. He said for him it's all about making the right decisions and letting his teammates share the load.
"It's pretty big," Truitt said of the first win. "Everything I do, I try to limit my mistakes. If it wasn't for my offensive line I know a lot of stuff wouldn't be possible. Just keeping everything in place and trying to make the best decision is the big key for me."
Truitt is expected to follow the lead of former high school quarterbacks such as Trovon Reed, Quan Bray, Ricardo Louis, and Marcus Davis and play wide receiver for the Tigers. He said he hopes to make the trip to Auburn again this weekend, but will definitely be in town for the SEC opener against Mississippi State next week.