Thursday, November 15, 2012
Watch List RB Myles Autry has top three
By Brad Bournival
Myles Autry (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) didn’t waste much time in naming his top three as interest continues to mount for the ESPN Watch List junior.
With offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, the 6-foot, 175-pound running back could have waited before trimming his list.
He had Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Oklahoma and Oregon showing interest as well.
But when it came down to it, Autry went with a top three of LSU, Ohio State and Oregon. Of the three, only the Buckeyes have tendered an offer.
The Georgia standout confirmed the three in a text message Thursday.
Three strong programs, the Ducks (10-0), Buckeyes (10-0) and Tigers (8-2) are all having solid seasons, so to see the trio at the top wasn’t much of a shock.
Of course, success is no stranger to Autry, whose undefeated Blue Devils head to the postseason on a roll.
The junior has toted the ball 47 times for 456 yards and found the end zone five times. But it’s his versatility that has scouts drooling, as he has a team-high 32 catches for 443 yards and seven more scores. Add 346 yards in punt returns, and Autry is an all-around player.