STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Miami RedHawks keep Hoosier pipeline open with West Lafayette’s Truitt, Bloomington South’s Bomba
Two of the best pass-catching prospects in the state of Indiana will play their college pigskin at Miami (OH). West Lafayette senior wide receiver Harrison Truitt and Bloomington South senior tight end James Bomba both committed to the Red Hawks over the summer. They could be foundational pieces of the Red Hawks future offense. Truitt is a technician at his craft (aka a fundamentally-sound big play machine stretching the field), Bomba has incredible upside potential and pedigree.
Red Hawks coach Chuck Martin and his staff have recruited the Hoosier State hard these last few years. The 6-foot-5 Truitt and 6-foot-6 Bomba are two of four 2020 commits from Indiana already onboard with the Red Hawks for their upcoming recruiting class. Homestead linebacker Camden Rogers committed back in the spring. Lawrenceburg offensive tackle Jason Morton committed last month. Martin currently carries 10 Hoosier State Stud Muffins on his 2019 Red Hawks roster.
Last season, Truitt helped lead West Lafayette to a Class 3A state title. He caught 45 balls for 850 yards and nine touchdowns. His 88-yard scoring grab was the highlight of the state championship game. Entering his third year as a starter at split end, Truitt has accumulated more than 1,700 receiving yards since the fall of 2017. Peyton Truitt, Harrison’s older brother, played collegiately in the Big Ten at Purdue.
Bomba has hops and large mitts which he showed off in a prosperous string of offseason-camping and 7-on-7 appearances. By May, his recruiting stock was rising fast. He’s a solid blocker in run packages and isn’t afraid to go across the middle. In other words, he’s B-Town Tough. It’s in his blood actually — Bomba’s dad and grandfathers all played college football at Indiana University.