Auburn Commit Excited About Senior Season

Stanton Truitt

Auburn commitment Stanton Truitt talks about his upcoming senior season, his decision, and more.

Monroe, Ga.--Playing quarterback for his high school team but headed for the wide receiver position at Auburn, commitment Stanton Truitt is enjoying his final opportunity to lead his team as it prepares to open the season Aug. 30 against Loganville.

Coming off a big junior year when he ran for 1,438 yards and threw for another 764, Truitt says that he's looking forward to his final year at Monroe Area High.

"I'm pretty pumped," Truitt tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We have our first scrimmage in a week. That's a pretty big deal to see how far we've come to this point. Just to see somebody else is going to be a big deal."

A terror at quarterback for his team, Truitt not only excels on the field, but also in the classroom. That's just part of the package he's hoping to take into his senior season to provide as an example for the younger guys on his team.

"It's just more about expectations," Truitt says. "Without the coaches even telling me I know I'm on a bigger pedestal than a lot of the seniors on the team. I just have to step up and make sure everything I do the young guys can follow. I definitely don't want to let those guys down. That's a big thing for me is being a leader all year."

Committing to Auburn in July, Truitt took a trip back to the Plains a few days later to hang out with several of his future teammates such as Tre Williams, DeShaun Davis, Justin Thornton, Jakell Mitchell and Kamryn Pettway. Even though it was his first chance to meet and get to know them, he says it only solidified things even more for him.

"It has been great," Truitt says. "I'm not even talking to any other schools. I'm absolutely 100 percent in. I read up on Auburn every day and my dad reads up on them every day. I'm fine with my situation and my decision. It feels pretty good.

"It was really fun," he adds of his visit. "It wasn't awkward at all and that was the biggest thing for me. I stepped in and they welcomed me right away. They treated me like they have known me and like they treat each other. It wasn't standing around, we walked around together and laughed together. I feel like I bonded with them pretty well for the first time. We'll build an even bigger bond and that's a good thing."

Planning to graduate from high school in December and get his Auburn career started early, Truitt says that it's an exciting time for him as he pushes towards the goal of a state championship for his team. While that will be his focus, he says he will also take the time to visit Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time this fall to get a feel for what his future will be like at Auburn.

"It means a lot to me and I'm really excited about that," Truitt says about having the opportunity to attend games this fall. "Just to know that's the school I'm going to be attending and to be able to sit there and strategize and watch the guys grow as the season goes on and see who develops more and more. That's going to be the biggest thing for me. I want to just have fun watching them."

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