Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Commits to Yellow Jackets

Myles Autry Stays Home to Play for Yellow Jackets

2/5/14 in NCAAF   |   Nick_Kaminsky   |   29 respect

Blog Photo - Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Commits to Yellow JacketsPaul Johnson and Georgia Tech were able to land one of Atlanta’s own on National Signing Day, as Myles Autry (No. 31 ATH) has decided to stay at home for his college career.

The Yellow Jackets have just added a versatile speedster to both its offense and special teams. Autry has the ability to take it to the house on any given play. He has great balance and quickness, while also being able to follow his blockers. 

But more importantly, he has great hands. You might be surprised to hear that a receiving type player wants to play for Georgia Tech. Johnson runs a different type of spread attack, which does feature quite a bit of triple-option. But let’s not forget that the Yellow Jackets have produced receivers such as Stephen Hill, Demaryius Thomas and Calvin Johnson—not terrible company.

Now I’m not saying that Autry will be as successful as those guys, but he’ll definitely have a chance to score touchdowns for Johnson.

One of Johnson’s greatest recruiting pitches was that Myles' brother, Anthony Autry, also plays for the Yellow Jackets. Anthony is currently a wide receiver, so the Autry brothers have a chance to celebrate in the end zone together.

Despite his three-star ranking, Autry can be a major playmaker. He was one of the highest-rated athletes in the country in 2013, but slipped when he had to recover from reconstructive knee surgery. 

The potential for Autry is very high at Georgia Tech. He has an opportunity to compete for the A-back position on offense and is expected to return kicks and punts his freshman season. If Johnson is able to get him out on the edge, look out -- Autry has breakaway speed and could really hurt defenses if the option is executed correctly.

Whether Autry can make an immediate impact or not, it’s always good to protect your own territory. This was a big win for Johnson and his staff.

 
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