Tennessee coach Butch Jones really wants 2014 recruit Stanton Truitt, and he doesn't care who knows it.
The Volunteers recently sent Truitt 102 letters on the same day, all of which had different messages. The Monroe, Ga., native said when he tried to open his mailbox on Monday, it wouldn't budge.
"I was thinking there was no way these came from the same school," Truitt told ESPN. "But I kept pulling on them and I thought the mailbox was going to break, but when I got them out I found out that all 102 of them were from Tennessee! It was crazy."
Truitt, who is being recruited as an athlete, rushed for 1,420 yards last year and tallied 18 touchdowns on the ground. He averaged 10.5 yards-per-carry.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Truitt is being heavily recruited, but he said the most letters he had received before this was 12, from Vanderbilt. And when he got in touch with the Tennessee staff, they told him there was a reason they sent him 102 notes.
"The Tennessee staff had been telling me that everything we do, we are always going to do it plus-two," Truitt told ESPN. "Every play you run, you want to get plus-two yards, take an extra two yards with the end zone. Everything you do, do it plus-two. That is why they sent me 102 letters."
While the idea of sending a high schooler more than 100 letters might seem crazy, a similar strategy was employed last year by Alabama. The Crimson Tide mailed top running back Alvin Kamara 105 letters in one day, and sure enough Kamara ended up signing with Alabama in January.
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