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West Lafayette’s 2020 WR Harrison Truitt is a gifted multi-sport athlete who updated me on his recruiting. Coach Shane Fry also gave me his thoughts on Truitt on and off the field.
West Lafayette, IN
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 175 lbs
LPI: What was it like starting on varsity as a freshman and how do you think that experience will help you moving forward?
HT: As a freshman, I played varsity and lettered as part of a heavy rotation as a wide receiver. The reps and game situations that I experienced as a freshman, prepared me to move into a full time starting position as a sophomore at wide receiver. I also had the opportunity to play defense in key situations as a CB.
LPI: Tell me what you’ve been doing to take your game to the next level. Also, do you play any other sports in the offseason or do you play 7on7?
HT: I am currently playing high school basketball so my time is limited. I continue in the off season to play basketball with Indiana Elite Central 2020 which I have done since 2nd grade. In December I was asked to be a part of Indy Select 7v7 team. We just participated in our first tournament this weekend in Michigan. I do speed training and agility work on the weekends in Indianapolis and lift weights during the week. My brother who plays football at Purdue has helped me put together a strength program that I can do at home to reach my goals. Another aspect of my training is working on my nutrition and calorie intake. I’m trying to put on weight by eating the proper amount of good calories each day. I’m starting to realize how important proper nutrition is in order for me to reach my athletic goals.
LPI: What schools have shown serious interest in you or may be close to offering?
HT: I have a couple of coaches following me on social media. I am hoping that with a strong 7v7 season and summer camps the interest will increase.
LPI: Do you have any planned visits set? If so, where at and when?
HT: As of now I have no upcoming planned visits. I do plan on attending some summer camps to showcase my skills.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Seif Benjamia – Seif is an offensive lineman who has been working hard since the end of the season. He attended the Indiana Preps Showcase and was awarded the MVP of the OL. His work ethic and dedication is something that I think can fit with a college program.
Tavion Woodard – Tavion was voted a team captain for next season which is a great accomplishment. He is a hard worker and has finally found a home on the defensive side of the ball. You will find him in the backfield making plays all game. His brother was a star player at WL and just finished a great career at Marian.
Sage Hood – Sage is the greatest kept secret out there. He started playing football as a QB and moved into the RB role for WL. Had an incredible Junior season. I feel that at the next level, he could be a contributor as a LB and I think he deserves some looks. His work ethic is second to none and is extremely strong.
Kyle Adams – Kyle will be the starting QB as a Junior next year. He has been working hard on his skills and has been attending showcases. He has the unique ability of seeing the entire field, making the right throw and moving the chains. He is one that you need to watch.
West Lafayette Head Coach Shane Fry on Truitt on and off the field
“Harrison is a great kid. He is a very good student and multi-sport athlete. He does an outstanding job managing his time and excelling both on and off the field.”