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Syracuse is making its way toward the rankings, but still much work to do. It all starts with recruiting, even landing some of the nation’s best players.
With Jerome Smith’s departure to the NFL, the Syracuse coaching staff needs to keep an eye on running backs from the class of 2014.
The Orange has made an offer to Myles Autry, a running back from Norcross High School in Georgia. Autry, who attends the same high school as former UConn basketball star Jeremy Lamb, is a 5’11” back who has received offers from more than a handful of other schools.
Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCF, UCLA, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, California, and Louisiana have all made offers to Autry, according to Scout.
From the ACC, Autry has received offers from Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Maryland.
Who knows if this kid has any interest in moving out of his home state, but he has the option to stay close to home.
According to ESPN’s Recruiting Nation, Autry is a 4-star player and the scouts give him a grade of an 82. He’s also the 22nd-ranked player in the state of Georgia.
His junior year was his breakout season. He rushed for 560 yards and had six rushing touchdowns. He actually caught 45 passes and picked up 632 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a junior. He’s a dual-threat player and that’s good for any team. His senior year consisted of fewer than 200 yards on the ground and 336 receiving yards.
Autry is fast. He returns kicks at Norcross and his quick feet completely fake out defenders and before anyone realizes it, Autry walks into the end zone. He’s not a Jerome Smith-type player who pushes his way for every yard. He likes to get around and break free. At the college level, he will work to get stronger and find his way to break through linemen and get out into the open field. Right now, his speed is big. His toughness needs some improving.
With Prince-Tyson Gulley almost done and George Morris II getting ready to take things over, Autry would be a huge addition for the Orange because he would give Syracuse something new.
Posted by: Austin Pollack