Class of 2019 offensive tackle Xavier Truss has only taken a few visits so far, but he’s already getting a good idea of what he finds appealing.
Truss, a rising senior at Bishop Hendricken Catholic High School in Warwick, R.I., has future visits planned. Still, Truss isn’t rushing anything in his recruitment. A decision is still likely well off, though he continues to look into any new schools that come into the picture. An offer on Monday by Florida State brought Truss’ offer total to 16.
“I want to find good people,” Truss said. “I want to feel comfortable there. Even when I’m researching, I like seeing good stuff pop up at the school, nothing like guys getting in trouble. I want a nice staff, guys doing what they’re supposed to. I’m not trying to be around people who are doing wrong.”
Virginia Tech is also among Truss’ more recent offers. The 6-foot-7, 325-pound offensive tackle has already seen them play in-person, though it wasn’t in Blacksburg.
“They offered about a week ago,” Truss said. “I love talking to them. I love watching Virginia Tech play, with ‘Enter Sandman’ and everything. I got to see them play at Boston College. I saw them put a beatdown on BC, too.”
Truss is receiving a visit on Wednesday from offensive line coach Vance Vice, and he’s stayed in steady contact with members of the support staff.
“They keep in contact, talk to me a lot,” Truss said. “My impression, I think they’re really interested, which is really cool. They hit me up, ask how I’m doing. That shows interest and I appreciate that.”
Truss’ most recent visits took place in November to Penn State and December to BYU. The latter gave him an especially good view.
“I was the only junior with guys who were seniors, taking officials,” Truss said. “I loved it there. I thought the people were awesome and the people were great. I’d never been to the west coast. It was a good experience to go. It was a whole different lifestyle. It was nice to experience that. My...
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