When Sam Pittman wants an offensive lineman, he usually gets him. Xavier Truss, the 6-foot-7.5 tackle from Rhode Island, is the latest example of that trend.
Truss committed to UGA on Sunday after a planned weekend visit. He shared the news of his decision via his personal Twitter account.
— Xavier Truss (@xtruss94) June 17, 2018
The Bishop Hendricken senior (Warwick, R.I.) rates as the nation’s No. 15 tackle prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings. The massive 350-pound lineman also comes in at No. 102 overall for 2019.
He had placed UGA in a contenders spot for several months. Truss told Cox Media Group after the Nike New Jersey Opening regional in April that he planned to give the Bulldogs an official visit.
It might be one of his few official visits now. Truss ran a 5.94-second time in the 40-yard dash at that Opening regional and paired that up with a 5.26 time in the pro agility shuttle and a power ball toss of 37 feet. His vertical leap measured 21 inches.
The top player in the state of Rhode Island had been on a Southeast tour of his top schools. He just came from a visit to Alabama, among other options.
Truss becomes the second out-of-state prospect to choose the Bulldogs this weekend. Mississippi quarterback prospect John Rhys Plumlee also chose UGA on Friday night.
Truss’ decision moves the Bulldogs back up to No. 5 nationally in the 247Sports team composite rankings. Georgia needs at least two tackles in this class, and Truss aptly fills one of those spots.
Just how big is Truss? Well, check out this tweet from earlier this year.
The 6-foot-5 fella on the left weighs about 315 pounds. The guy on the right is 6-foot-8 walking eclipse Xavier Truss. The 4-star OT already plans an official visit to UGA: https://t.co/m0Qb7GJRxT pic.twitter.com/3oqlws6qkK
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) April 10, 2018
Pittman and Smart addressed the news indirectly with the familiar “Yeeeeessssssssiiiiirrrrr” line that’s become Pittman’s trademark on social media whenever the Bulldogs land a big target on the offensive line.
— Coach Sam Pittman (@CoachSamPittman) June 17, 2018