Truitt Likes Wisconsin's Programs

Although approaching 20 offers from some of the top programs in the country, Monroe (GA.) junior athlete Stanton Truitt, who plays quarterback, tailback and cornerback, likes what the Badgers present student-athletes on and off the field.

Finishing as the Athlete of the Year in Georgia's Region 8-AAAA, Monroe (GA.) junior athlete Stanton Truitt is no diamond in the rough. Leading his team as a wide receiver, cornerback and quarterback, the 5-10, 180-pound speedster holds offers from the likes of Arizona State, Boston College, California, Florida, Missouri, Washington, North Carolina and many others, but his latest offer came from Wisconsin.

"I have been talking to Coach Hammock, the running backs coach for awhile now and just general talking like how is everything going and stuff like that," Truitt told Badger Nation. "I gave him a call the other day and he told me that I was a playmaker and really liked what I could bring to Wisconsin. That is when he offered me and it is a big offer to me. It definitely meant a lot to me and I was really excited when I heard the news. It is definitely a school that I am going to visit soon.

In addition to rushing for 2,458 yards in 10 games, averaging 10.5 yards a carry with 19 rushing touchdowns, Truitt passed for 812 yards and nine touchdowns.

"As far as doing my research on Wisconsin, I am just looking to see how their physical therapy and criminal justice programs are because those are where I am looking to for majors," Truitt said. "I like the forensics part of the criminal justice field and I'm really into that kind of stuff, so you will be seeing me watch Law and Order. I am really liking what I am seeing so far regarding those programs go at Wisconsin and I look at academics first."

With the offer from Wisconsin, Truitt is planning on making it up to Madison, but also to see North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. When these visits happen, what will the talented athlete be looking at first and for most?

"I mean when I visit these schools, I want the coaches to talk about academics and hopefully see an academic advisor is things that I would like to experience," Truitt said. "The atmosphere and getting along with the coaches are all other factors that I will be following, too."

One of the coaches that have made his presence felt in Truitt's recruitment is Wisconsin's Hammock because of the different recruiting approach he has used.

"Our relationship is pretty good," said Truitt. "We have been talking for a month and a half ago and we talk about various things like school, football, the careers that I am looking for and what I want to pursue in college. Things like that and that is pretty big coming from a coach recruiting you. He takes the time to talk about academics as well, so I really appreciate that."

Although his sights are set on deciding mid-season in the fall, Truitt admits that could change depending on how well he does his research and what happens with his visits.


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