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Xavier Truss, as you might have read and seen a while back, is on his way to UGA.
The most decorated prospect in the history of Rhode Island High School football chose UGA over a host of options, most notably Penn State, back on June 17.
“I’d have to say in terms of his recruitment I don’t think there’s been any high school football player in Rhode Island history that has been more heavily recruited than him,” said Keith Croft, his coach at Bishop Hendricken near Providence.
That’s not just the last five or 10 years. That’s like in the 18 years since the star system was established for modern college football recruiting rankings.
“There’s no discussion on that,” Croft said. “Without question. He is the most recruited. There’s never been a high school football player in Rhode Island history that has had more offers than him. That’s not just offers. That’s the big-time offers, too.”
If we’re keeping track, that offer count now stands at 31 offers alone on his 247Sports profile page.
“I couldn’t even count up all the offers he has,” Croft said. “The only major school that has not offered Xavier, to the best of my knowledge, would possibly be a place like Texas or Notre Dame. Those are really the only schools. He has offers from USC, Georgia, Alabama and Clemson. Every big school out there has offered him.”
Want to see what Truss is all about? Check out that film breakdown in the featured video slot above from DawgNation’s “Before the Hedges” with former Alabama All-American OL Mike Johnson.
Johnson also went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons after his time in Tuscaloosa. Reel Talk pegs Truss as a future right tackle from the outset for the Bulldogs.
Truss will measure it at 6-7.5 on the height chart and tip the scales around 350 pounds. He rates as the nation’s No. 15 OT for the class of 2019 on the 247Sports composite standard for 2019.
That’s good enough for No. 126 overall on the overall rankings.
— Xavier Truss (@xtruss94) June 17, 2018