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Kamryn Melton: AU chose the right guy

12/4/2012

When Gene Chizik was fired, three-star cornerback Kamryn Melton (Dothan, Ala./Dothan) never wavered from his commitment to Auburn. Now, two weeks later, he’s happy with the hiring of former AU offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn.

“I think the board chose the right guy,” Melton said. “He knows how to win plus he’s familiar with the Auburn family. He won a national championship while he was there.

“I knew him a little bit, but I’m on the defensive side, so I didn’t really get to talk to him like that. He seemed like a pretty cool guy, down to earth.”

The Auburn coaches are expected to come by and see Melton this week. The in-state prospect hopes that Malzahn will retain former AU assistant coaches Curtis Luper, Mike Pelton and Trooper Taylor when he assembles his staff.

Despite his commitment to Auburn, Melton plans to still take visits to Clemson, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Tennessee before signing day. He’s set to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game next week.