Truitt Has Confidence In Future Teammates

Future Tiger Stanton Truitt talks about getting to Auburn this week and why he likes the Tigers in the BCS Championship Game.

Monroe, Ga.--When Auburn commitment Stanton Truitt arrives on the Auburn campus today to begin his college football adventure with the Tigers it will be a pretty lonesome place. That is because his future team will be playing the next night for the BCS National Championship in the Rose Bowl.

Even though he would love to be there with them, Truitt says he will just have to wait his turn for the shot to play for it all.

"It will be crazy, but I think my dad will be there with me," Truitt tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I think we're going to go and watch the game somewhere."

A frequent visitor to Auburn this fall to check out games in Jordan-Hare Stadium, Truitt was already committed to the Tigers before the season started. Liking what Gus Malzahn, Dameyune Craig and the rest of the coaching staff had to say about the direction of the program, the speedy wide receiver says that watching things fall into place so quickly has been huge for him and the rest of the recruiting class.

"It has been great," the early high school graduate says. "Just to see everything they said was going to happen wind up happening. To see the guys work hard and their mentality change throughout the year, that was really big.

"It was really big because most schools that recruit you are going to talk about national championships and rebuilding a program," he adds. "Very few do that. This is one of the biggest turnarounds in history. To see it all happen right in front of me is amazing."

Truitt had an opportunity not many recruits usually get when he was in attendance in the Georgia Dome for Auburn's win over the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship Game. Watching as the Tigers pounded out a 59-47 win, Truitt says he was blown away by the support from the fans that filled the dome.

"It was crazy, especially to see those guys in my hometown felt really good," Truitt says. "To see how many Auburn fans actually came down and supported them, it was like a home game. To see those fans traveling and making everywhere they go feel like home is amazing."

As part of a Top 10 ranked class for the Auburn Tigers in 2014, Truitt says he and the guys are pumped up about the future of the program. A high school quarterback who is expected to move to slot receiver in the Auburn offense in spring training, Truitt says he learned a lot about himself this season when he was forced to become a leader for his team.

"It was pretty big for me," he says. "Not many guys come out of here because Monroe is not really a big town known for college players. People have their eyes on you on Friday and even around school so it's a big task. I think I did really well."

Before he can begin his college playing days Truitt will be watching to see if his future teammates can get one more win and bring home the national title on Monday night in Pasadena. Even though many are calling the Tigers underdogs once again, that's now how he sees it.

"I know we're the underdogs a little, but I have so much confidence in those guys," Truitt says. "I think we'll be fine. I'm just looking forward to the game period and I'm excited to see them play. It has been a couple of weeks since I have seen them. That's what I look forward to every week so just to see those guys back out there and hopefully win the national championship is going to be fun."

Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories