Truitt finds new college home
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Ken Truitt has found a new college home.
Truitt, a former standout on the Troup High football team, spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at the College of the Siskiyous in California.
For his junior season, Truitt will be playing for Southwest Minnesota State University.
Truitt made it official when he signed his letter of intent last week.
Truitt is coming off an exceptional sophomore season.
Truitt was among the team leaders with 45 tackles, including 34 solo stops.
Truitt had three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and six pass breakups.
In his final game at Siskiyous, Truitt had a season-high eight tackles in a loss to Sierra.
During his freshman season, Truitt had 14 tackles and an interception.
At Troup, Truitt was an outstanding all-around player.
During his senior season when he helped the Tigers went eight games after going winless in 2015, Truitt had 29 catches for 526 yards with four touchdowns.
On defense, Truitt had 28 solo tackles and three interceptions.
Truitt also excelled as a baseball player at Troup, and he was an all-region player as a senior.