Georgia Tech signed their first nationally ranked prospect, Myles Autry, since the signing of Vad Lee (2011) and Jonathan Dwyer (2007). Autry, a 5′ 11″/ 170 lb., 4-star prospect out of Norcross GA., was ranked #249 in ESPN 300.
Autry is a big steal for the Yellow Jackets, since he was being recruited nationally and received offers from Florida State, Florida, Ohio State and Oregon, just to name a few. Myles joins his brother Anthony Autry, who signed with the Yellow Jackets back in 2012.
In Autry’s junior season at Norcross High, he tore his ACL during the Class AAAAA semi-finals, but he was able to help the Blue Devils win the State Championship. Myles was hampered by the knee brace he had to wear during his senior season, but he decided to remove the brace during the semi-finals and Championship games. In semi-finals he scored the game winning touchdown and in the Championship game had a 92 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, which helped his team win another State Championship.
Autry is a versatile player, as a sophomore he played cornerback and then moved to running back or receiver, depending on the type of offense that was run. Myles has better than average (although not elite) speed, and will run through arm tackles with balance, absorb a blow and keep his legs churning to gain that extra yard.
The bottom line is this, Myles is a talented athlete who could play on either side of the ball. Even though he has that ability, the skills that he possesses makes him more of an offensive threat. His quickness and elusiveness adds another valuable weapon to coach Paul Johnson‘s unique offensive attack. No matter where Coach Johnson puts Autry, he will be able to make plays.
Before Autry can make an impact on the field, he must focus on one specific position for now. He has the athleticism to play as a freshman, but he more than likely will be redshirted so he can develop the specific skills needed for the position Coach Johnson wants him to play.
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