Former Auburn RB/WR picks transfer destination

Oct 8, 2016; Starkville, MS, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Stanton Truitt (10) runs the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Auburn won 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Former Auburn RB/WR Stanton Truitt will complete his college career at North Carolina as a graduate transfer.

Truitt made the announcement on his Twitter account:

Truitt, originally from Monroe, Ga., signed with Auburn in 2014 as a three-star athlete, but had his freshman season cut short due to injury. In his career, he has played in 20 games and made 10 catches for 126 yards. While primarily seeing action as a pass-catcher, Truitt was listed as a running back on the team’s official site and thanked running backs coach Tim Horton in the note announcing his plans to leave Auburn.

“I love North Carolina,” Truitt told 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow. “I loved it. Just the school. The Business Department especially to get my Master’s Degree. I got to hang out with the players and coaches. Everything is straight. My family trusted them and one another there.”

He sees an opportunity as a ball-carrier and pass-catcher in North Carolina’s up-tempo spread offense.

“It’s a no brainer,” Truitt said. “The opportunity is there. I saw the film and saw everything I can do.”

Truitt will have two seasons of eligibility and be able to play this fall.

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