Augusta, Ga.--It’s Sunday at The Masters, which for many is one of the best sports days of the year.
If you’ve ever been to Augusta National Golf Club you know that of the many memorable things about the venue is the food.
On the Auburn campus Saturday for the A-Day game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Truesdell was taking a break from his job this week in a kitchen at Augusta National where he’s been part of the food prep for The Masters.
Getting to be in Auburn and in the fresh air and sunshine was a welcome relief he said.
“It’s fun,” Truesdell said of his job at The Masters. “You meet people from all over. Snoop Dogg was there and I got to see him,] so you get to network while you’re there.
“But, I could go my whole life without ever opening up another loaf of bread.”
Getting back to the Plains was something Truesdell wasn’t sure would happen until late in the recruiting process when Coach Rodney Garner told him they wanted him as part of the 2017 class.
A player the Tigers had kept in constant contact with throughout the process, Truesdell said getting the final word from Auburn was just a monumental day for him.
“It’s great to be back,” Truesdell said. “I thought the coaches would stop talking to me after signing, but I can call them up and they’ll ask me how my day is going. Everything is still good. It really is like a family.”
Currently 335 pounds, Truesdell said he’s working on trying to trim 10-15 pounds before he gets on campus on May 28th to begin his on-campus workouts. After that he wants to eventually play at 295-300 pounds by the time he hits the field for the Tigers.
That’s the weight that Garner wants to see Truesdell, something he showed his junior season at Laney High. Knowing that his coach believes in what he can do when he’s in tip-top shape, Truesdell said he’s determined not to let him down.
“That’s a big thing for me,” Truesdell said. “That’s the guy who will be coaching my position. If he sees me as that guy for him that’s an honor.”