Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Auburn RB commit still hearing from FSU
By Greg Ostendorf
PRATTVILLE, Ala. -- Four-star running back Kamryn Pettway might have flipped his commitment from Florida State to Auburn earlier this year, but that hasn’t stopped the Seminoles from recruiting the Prattville High School star.
“They’re still recruiting me pretty hard, and they still say there’s a spot for me down there,” Pettway said.
Running back Kamryn Pettway is ranked the No. 13 running back in the nation and the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Alabama.
Despite offers from Florida State, Kentucky and South Alabama, Pettway is happy with his commitment to Auburn, and the Tigers are happy to have him. AU assistant coach Dameyune Craig also came by the school this spring.
“They’re pretty happy I’m committed,” Pettway said. “They’re telling me that I can come down anytime and have a chance to spend time with the coaches and players and be able to better that bond.”
Pettway plans to get back over to The Plains when Auburn hosts its Big Cat Weekend later in the month. Recent ESPN 150 commitments Justin Thornton (Prichard, Ala./Vigor) and Tre' Williams (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s) will visit the same weekend.
The recent surge by Auburn on the recruiting trail hasn’t been lost on Pettway.
“They’re getting a couple commitments in, and I think it’s good because they’re going to be able to help me so we can change things around at Auburn,” he said.
In addition to Thornton and Williams, the Tigers also added a commitment from junior college star Derrick Moncrief last week. Pettway played alongside Moncrief for one season while the 6-foot-3, 226-pound safety was still at Prattville.
Now, the two are set to become teammates once again at Auburn.
“He’s a very good athlete, and he’s also a big defensive back,” Pettway said.
In Prattville’s spring game last week, Pettway rushed for close to 100 yards and only played the first half.