But on average of 10 snaps a game, the Cadets put sophomore Omar Truitt behind center. Normally a wide receiver or defensive back, Truitt is quickly making his mark for his big-play ability.
“He’s very explosive and very instinctual,” St. John’s Coach Joe Patterson said. “He’s got tremendous body control.”
The recruiting process is just starting for the 5-foot-10, 167-pound Truitt — who started five games last season as a freshman — but Patterson believes he will earn college scholarship offers. His father, Olanda Truitt, played at Pittsburgh and Mississippi State, then spent six seasons in the NFL with the Redskins, Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.