Different than the rest

See why Nebraska is standing out for this Georgia athlete.

Monroe high school (GA) athlete Stanton Truitt has a double-digit offer list and schools from across the country loving him on both sides of the football, but Nebraska is the only school to offer him at normal high school position.

"I actually started talking to Coach Beck Monday. He messaged me on Facebook and we started to have a conversation and I got the offer on Wednesday. It was big for me," said Truitt. "I didn't really know much about them before, but that night we talked about the program. He was telling me about the players they want and the coaching style they have had in the last five years. From what I have heard, I really like it.

"It's been weird. They are the first team to actually want me as a quarterback. I have played quarterback my whole life, so I sort of have a high IQ for the position. I love quarterback and having the ball in my hands every play. I like to make decisions, it's a big thing for me."

In 2012, as Monroe's triple-option quarterback, he racked up 2,458 yards and 19 touchdowns, helping lead the Tornadoes to an 8-4 record.

"Coach Beck was telling me the first time he saw my film, he could see me being their quarterback," Truitt said. "It was the first thing he said. That really spoke loudly to me, since they were the first team to say that. Being that it's Nebraska and they always win at least nine games and are known, that means a lot."

The junior has offers ranging from the SEC (Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, etc.), the ACC (Boston College, North Carolina, etc.), the Pac-12 (Arizona State and Washington), and now multiples from the Big Ten – Nebraska and Wisconsin.

"I feel like I can play anywhere. I don't really have a preference. Whatever school is right for me I will choose," said Truitt. "Distance and weather - none of that will play into my decision. I just need to be comfortable and know I can spend the next four to five years where ever I'm at.

"I haven't figured out my officials yet. Hopefully I will have that soon. Saturday I'm visiting Tennessee and hopefully I will take some summer visits after school is out."

Big Red Report will continue to monitor Nebraska's spring evaluation period and update you on new recruits that start to emerge.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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