Truitt's time has come

Stanton Truitt had a big junior season and schools are starting to see the talent he has to offer. His recruitment has really taken off in recent weeks.

Arizona State was the first school to offer Stanton Truitt back in December. Since then, things have really taken off.

Kentucky and Missouri offered this week, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Vanderbilt offered last week, and things have really picked up for the 5-foot-10, 185 pound athlete.

"Things have gotten kind of crazy," said Truitt when asked about the recruiting process. "It is exciting because things have really gotten started for me now. I have some nice offers and the recruiting process has gotten going."

Truitt hit the road last weekend and he saw a trio of ACC schools. He talks a little about each visit.

"I went up to N.C. State and they offered me, so that was cool. I got to meet the new coaches, I got to hear their plan, and I liked what they had to say. I had a good time there, I liked the new coaches, and it is a school I may visit again.

"At North Carolina, Larry Fedora (UNC Head Coach) really stood out to me. He is a great guy, I liked his energy, and he talked to me a lot. I like what I saw up there too.

"Wake Forest was cool too. The campus was nice, the players seemed to really like it there, and I hung out with the wide receivers coach for a while. The head coach had to go somewhere, so I only talked with him for a minute."

This star athlete out of Monroe, Ga. will be on the road a lot in the coming months. He hopes to see many different schools, get a feel for different environments, and then make a decision late in 2013.

"For now, I am thinking I will commit during the season, but that could change," he said. "I am going to be out looking for the best academic and athletic combination in a school. I want to see as many schools that offer me as I can."

Other than looking into the academics and athletics when on these visits, Truitt may ask what position they want him to play if he chooses their school.

He is being recruited to play cornerback, wide receiver, and some just call him an athlete.

"I really don't care where I play. I will line up anywhere. I just want to get on the field."

Truitt plays quarterback at Monroe Area so they can keep the ball in his hands.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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