2014 National Signing Day: Georgia Tech Lands Dynamic Athlete Myles Autry

By Evan Williamson
Georgia Tech
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are often criticized that they are not able to bring in enough talent to compete with other big-time programs, but on Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets reeled in a talented athlete that they had been targeting for over a year.

Three-star athlete Myles Autry chose Georgia Tech over Florida State at a ceremony held at Norcross High School on Wednesday, along with fellow teammates Lorenzo Carter and Kevin Mouhon, who respectively committed to Georgia and Cincinnati. Autry now joins his older brother, Anthony Autry, who pledged to the Yellow Jackets back in 2012.

The Army All-American was right in the back yard for Georgia Tech and is the perfect fit for Paul Johnson‘s triple option offense. Although listed as an athlete, Autry will look to play running back or possibly slot receiver in Atlanta, and has the perfect style of play to do so.

The 5-foot-9, 175 pound Autry has very quick feet and good change of direction in open space as well as within the tackle box. What makes Autry so dangerous is that he is so versatile and can do multiple things with the ball in his hands.

Johnson has taken criticism for his offense and not being able to bring in elite playmaking four and five-star recruits, but Autry is a talent this team needed. Autry will join fellow three-star running back recruit C.J. Leggett in the backfield in Atlanta.

The Yellow Jackets signed 21 players on Wednesday, but their class ranked just 54th in the nation and No. 12 overall in the ACC. Georgia Tech was also unable to sign any four or five-star players. They have signed just four, four or five-star players the past four recruiting classes.

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