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Fitzgerald High School
Team captain as senior, helping Purple Hurricanes to 13-1 mark in 2009 and consecutive berths in AA state semifinals.. Four-year varsity starter for south-central Georgia power... Started at WR as freshman, moving to halfback-slotback as sophomore... Named first team All-State by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, All-Middle Georgia by Macon Chronicle, South Georgia Offensive Player of the Year and Region 1-AA Player of the Year as senior... As halfback, rushed for 921 yards and 17 TDs as halfback... Also caught 49 passes for 835 yards and 8 TDs in 2009... Standout shortstop in baseball... High academic achiever and school's Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner.
Joseph Trenton Pruitt... Son of Robby and Jill Pruitt... Born March 6, 1991... Dad is head football coach at Fitzgerald HS; mom serves as guidance counselor at school... Has two older brothers, Tyler and Tucker... Both brothers played collegiately at Valdosta (Ga.) State... Enjoys playing ping pong.
HEAD COACH ROBBY PRUITT
"It's uncomfortable talking about Trenton because he's my son, but he's a good football player, a real good one. He truly has as good of hands as anybody I've ever coached.
"Trenton looks almost identical to the receiver (John Cole) that hosted him at Vanderbilt. He's a real quick athlete, cuts and reacts fast, and understands (pass) routes.
"Like most guys (entering the college game), the biggest thing for Trenton is picking up the speed of the game and concentrating on the blocking demands on the position."