National Signing Day 2014: Can Georgia Tech Land Myles Autry?


Georgia Tech had a great morning on National Signing day, losing none of their verbally committed recruits, and even adding a late singee. Paul Johnson would like to see that 20-player class increase by just one more this afternoon, when Myles Autry will announce his decision.

Landing Autry would be the icing on the cake of this year’s class, and would also solidify Georgia Tech’s class as one of the best of Paul Johnson’s tenure on the Flats.

It’s not going to be an easy decision for the 5-foot-9, 170 lb athlete out of Norcross, Ga. (Norcross HS), as he has to weigh between playing with his brother Anthony–who is a wide receiver for the Jackets–or signing with the reigning national champions, the Florida State Seminoles.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution recruiting reporter, Michael Carvell, talked about Autry’s situation -

His brother plays at Georgia Tech, and mother wants the boys together in college. The only other contender is FSU, and Autry took an official visit with the Seminoles last weekend. Autry talked about the dilemma on the eve of signing day

The question is, does head coach Paul Johnson have some inside information? He alluded to “one more” coming this afternoon during an interview following the morning barrage of National Signing Day, and it would seem that Autry is the only remaining Georgia Tech target who hasn’t committed elsewhere.

Autry would be natural in Georgia Tech’s option offense, with a skill-set that would allow him to be used in both running and passing plays, as well as special teams. There has even been discussion of him being looked at as a potential defensive back.

Where Autry would line up for the Jackets is all academic until he signs his Letter of Intent, which should be coming in the afternoon hours.

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