Truitt Enjoys "Amazing" Win And Start For AU

Auburn commitment Stanton Truitt talks about the win over Texas A&M, the start to the season and more.

Monroe, Ga.--When talented wide receiver prospect Stanton Truitt committed to the Auburn Tigers he wasn't sure how this season would play out, but he was confident the future was bright under the direction of Coach Gus Malzahn. Following Saturday's win over Texas A&M with the Tigers ranked 11th in the initial BCS standings, Truitt says he is excited about how well the Tigers have progressed each and every week.

"Probably the most amazing part is that the players and the coaches have worked so hard to get to that point and now it's here and they are doing everything that they said they were going to do," Truitt tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It really shows that they are really serious about what they are saying and the players are really serious about what they are doing."

Saturday showed just how far Auburn has come under the new staff. Going on the road to face the No. 7 ranked team in the country, the Tigers matched Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel yard-for-yard to come away with a 45-41 win. Watching every play and cheering on his future teammates, Truitt says it was exciting to see them have so much success in a game in which the Tigers were considered underdogs.

"It was amazing," Truitt says. "So many people doubted Auburn it was crazy. It is just good to see that the school that I'm going to be attending is shocking a lot of people, and I didn't doubt them one second. I feel like that is the biggest thing. When I took that chance with them and I committed it was the best thing. I don't regret it at all."

Something Truitt says has caught his eye this season when he is watching the Tigers has been the amount of playing time young players such as Marcus Davis and Tony Stevens have gotten on offense along with Carl Lawson, Elijah Daniel and Montravius Adams on defense. Seeing those guys get a chance to help out right away has spoken volumes to back up what the coaches have been telling guys on the recruiting trail. Because of that Truitt believes big things are ahead for the Auburn program this season and beyond.

"I'm really excited," Truitt adds. "I sit around and look at all of the players that have had a chance to play as far as the freshmen. Everybody gets a chance to spread the ball around and get a chance to make plays. That's probably the biggest part, that any recruit would want to see.

"I think we have big things that are going to happen," he predicts. "Just to see that the coaches are implementing the changes all ready. You know they were doing that last year and hadn't played a game. Those guys that are there right now are in the championship mentality and the guys that are coming in with me and after me are going to have that same kind of mentality. We're going to try and win championships and I think that's the biggest thing."

Joining Truitt as an Auburn commitment recently was fellow receiver and longtime friend Myron Burton. Teammates early in their high school playing days, the two have remained close and when it came time to make his decision it's obvious that Burton had someone in his ear to give him even more of a reason to choose the Tigers. Now that he is in the fold, Truitt says Auburn is getting a very good player in his good friend.

"I was really excited," he says about Burton's commitment. "I would text him every day and ask whether he's ready, just trying to (get him) to do his research on everything and look at the freshmen that are playing now in college. Auburn won't even compare to those schools, they are doing a lot more. Once he did it I was really excited.

"As far as the target that we're getting, he's really strong. That' i one of the things that nobody really knows about him--that he's strong and physical. I think that getting the ball, running his time and even just getting the ball he is going to be a lot more physical than most receivers."

Expected to play one of the inside receiver positions when he gets to Auburn, Truitt is currently enjoying his time playing quarterback as a senior. Leading his team to a perfect 7-0 start with a game against Madison County on Friday night, Truitt has put up video game numbers so far in 2013.

Carrying the ball 73 times for 1,049 yards, Truitt has rushed for 16 touchdowns already this season while averaging an astounding 14.4 yards per carry. With a team that has been in control in games he has only been called on to throw the ball 47 times, completing 27 for 592 yards and 12 touchdowns.


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