In what could only be described best as an odd reversal, UGA head coach Mark Richt has reached out to former Georgia Tech 2014 commit Myles Autry, per a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Autry, a 3-star recruit and the number 28 football player in the state of Georgia according to the 247Sports composite ranking, was slated to attend Georgia Tech this coming fall, but asked for a release from his letter of intent after his older brother – wide receiver Anthony Autry – was dismissed from the Yellow Jackets program earlier this week for violating an undisclosed school policy.
According to Myles via the AJC, he spoke to Mark Richt this week about the possibility of coming to Georgia.
“Coach Richt told me he called Georgia Tech’s compliance to see if I got an official release and to see my restrictions,” Autry told the AJC on Saturday. “He found out that I was a free agent, so we talked yesterday. He basically said that he wants to look into my situation more.
“He asked which prep school I’m going to so they can look into it. Basically, he wants to keep in touch with me.”
The Bulldogs certainly aren’t hurting for running backs or wide receivers, but an athlete like Autry could always be a good addition to the special teams unit, and could possibly be looked at as a kick or punt returner.
Interesting to note, Autry was teammates at Norcross High School with 2014 UGA commit and number one player in the state of Georgia, Lorenzo Carter.
For now, the younger Autry – an undersized playmaker at 5-foot-9, 175 pounds – is planning on attending Georgia Prep Sports Academy in the fall to get his academics in order and wait on official clearance from the NCAA. It’s unlikely that he would enroll at Georgia or any other FBS school until the January term begins.
Because of the number of dismissals and transfers, Georgia still has upwards of 31 roster spots for 2015 that could be filled according to the AJC report.
“I feel good about Georgia’s interest,” Autry said of the possibility of coming to Athens. “If it’s good for me to stay in Georgia, and that’s my main goal to stay in Georgia – I would be happy if got the opportunity to go there. That would be great. They want me to go to prep school, and look at getting me there in January.”