Peyton Truitt's trip from West Lafayette up to Muncie on Tuesday resulted in the 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman coming away with his first offer from Ball State, and he is naturally excited to have it.
"It felt great," he said. "It was reassuring. It let me know my hard work is starting to pay off. I'm real excited for this opportunity."
He is more excited after getting to see first hand what the school has to offer.
"I met with all the coaches, got to go around campus, got to see Ball State and see all the facilities. I loved the school. It was very nice. They're currently updating a lot of the buildings. I enjoyed the tour and loved the coaching staff."
That staff starts with head coach Pete Lembo, who Truitt had plenty of opportunity to connect with.
"Had a chance to talk to Coach Lembo for about an hour in his office. We got to talk a lot about more than just football. I enjoyed all of the staff. I got to talk to Coach Dixon, who is my recruiting coordinator."
Up next are more visits for the big man.
"I'm going to go to Kent State next week and I'm also going to go to Purdue for a spring practice and I will also be visiting Western Michigan for their spring practice. I attended their junior day last week and they invited me back for a spring practice."
Since he is so close, the Boilermakers are a team to watch in this recruitment and Truitt continues to stay in touch with them.
"I've been talking directly to Coach Bridge, the O-Line coach. I've started to get a lot of stuff in the mail from them. I've been in communication with Coach Bridge and he's excited about me and I'm excited about them, so I can keep working on that relationship."