WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette football stars Kyle Adams and Harrison Truitt signed national letters of intent to play college football Monday afternoon.
Truitt, the state's leading wide receiver in 2019, will play at Miami University (OH). Adams, the state's leading passer in 2019, will play at Division 1 (AA) James Madison University. Adams recorded 3,938 passing yards and 55 touchdowns in his final season at West Side, while Truitt's 1,292 receiving yards were tops in Indiana. The wide out also tallied 19 receiving touchdowns, trailing only Andrew Sowinski (22) of Indianapolis Chatard.
The pair spoke with Sports 18 about why they chose their respective schools.
"The success factor there, I loved it," said Adams. "It's more than just that, it's the culture they kind of instill as a coaching staff, you know Coach Cignetti, Coach Montgomery, both of them just kind of hooked me right from the beginning, saying hey 'This is a winning culture, what you do at West Lafayette is what we do here, and on a national level.'"
James Madison will play North Dakota State in the FCS Division 1 (AA) national title game Saturday in Frisco, TX.
"Miami has a great football tradition, they have a great program," said Truitt. "I love the coaches there, the culture with the players is just outstanding, the facilities are great, and it's a great school not to mention too, and that's the most important thing about this all."
Miami lost its clash with Lafayette 27-17 Monday night in the LendingTree Bowl.
The pair helped lead West Lafayette to a class 3A state championship in 2018.