Georgia Peach defensive tackle Brian Truelove (6-2 ½, 267, 5.03) from Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood has thrown his hat into the ring and has decided to play football and continue his academic career for the Oregon Ducks.
“I felt real good about them in early May,” Truelove said. “Everything was really great out there. They have been No. 1 on my list.”
Oregon has made a living on players that have been under publicized that turn out to be big time players. Truelove could be another in a long line of players in that ilk.
Rivals.com Southeastern correspondent Jeremy Patterson ranked Truelove as the state of Georgia’s number 70 rated prospect.
In Patterson’s words, “Truelove is a player that I really like a lot. He is one of the strongest prospects in the country with a bench press of over 400 pounds. He had a great showing at the NIKE camp where he ran a 5.03 second 40-yard dash with his 6-foot-2, 265-pound frame. He lists offers from Oregon and Ball State, but don’t be shocked if the SEC offers start pouring in once the season starts.”
It looks like the SEC will be too late. It doesn’t appear that any school will be able to change his mind.
Though Truelove has not set his official visit to Oregon it will be the only trip he takes.
“I’m not taking any others,” Truelove said to Rivals.com correspondent Duane Rossiter. “It wouldn’t do them any good. They could (offer), but I’m not going to change my decision.”
As a junior, Truelove had 46 tackles with six being for a loss, four sacks, and caused two fumbles. He was selected first-team all-county for his junior season performance.