Posted: 3:25 pm Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Tech’s Myles Autry ready to ‘make some noise’ 

By Ken Sugiura

Myles Autry has set his goals high.

“I’m going to come in and make some noise, do the best I can for the team,” said the most highly-touted member of Georgia Tech’s freshman class.

Autry, who led Norcross High to the Class 6A state title as a senior, said he doesn’t expect to be starting immediately, but that’s one of his goals for the season.

Presuming to start is “how bad stuff happens,” he said. “I’m going in expecting to earn the role I’m going to earn.”

Autry is looking forward to playing at Tech with his brother Anthony, a wide receiver coming back from an ACL tear. It was a significant reason Myles chose Tech over Florida State, Georgia and others. Anthony has already been sharing his knowledge about Tech and the college game with his little brother.

“I feel like me and him are going to work out tremendously,” Myles said.

Anthony has already warned him about Tech’s academic rigor, but added that the athletic department’s academic counseling staff is a considerable advantage.

“He said it’s pretty hard, but (with) the support system they have, it’s pretty hard for you to fail,” he said.

An academic issue kept Autry from joining the rest of the incoming freshman class in mid-June, as he had not yet met admissions requirements for Tech. Autry had to take an online high school science class in order to meet admissions requirements.

“It’s nothing to be worried about,” he said.

Autry’s plan is to get on campus sometime next week, he wrote in a text Wednesday.

Autry will have a lot of competition at A-back with returnees like Synjyn Days, B.J. Bostic, Deon Hill and Tony Zenon. As for the blocking involved, Autry said that “I’m not the type of dude that’s going to lay somebody out,” but that “I’ll do what I have to do.”

Autry could also get a look on special teams in the return game.

“I feel like I have to prove to them on punt return that I’m able to make plays with the ball in my hand,” he said. “I feel like, for me to play on offense, I have to show on punt return, kick return, what I can do with the ball.”

With his productivity in high school and the attention his recruitment received, Autry said he’s aware of the pressure on him to live up to expectations.

“I know college, it’s 10 times worse than high school, and I understand that,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

18 comments
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB

Godhigh was awesome and I'll miss him but it sounds like we are fairly loaded at A back. Or at least deep. There's also good competition on the return position with Golden. It will be interesting to see just how special he is with the ball in his hands. There was a lot of hype around Justin when he came in. Now in his 3rd year and poised to finally show what he can do. Might take a while for Autry also.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

I believe players like Myles could make it happen anywhere; classroom and on the field.  Sorta of an easy guy to pull for.

Ramblnwrek
Ramblnwrek

Tech is not so much about how smart you are, because everyone there is smart.  It more about how hard are you willing to work.  I was smart in high school, and didn't really have to try for.  Got to Tech and then I was surprised how hard I had to work just to stay afloat.  Myles has the right attitude, just make sure he puts that effort into class as well as football and he should be fine.  Welcome to the Jackets!  THWg!

DTDUGA1975
DTDUGA1975

I know  quite a few folks who teach at Norcross - from what I've heard he should make it at Tech with his older brother, coaches, and the academic support staff providing him the necessary guidance/help.  I hope he does well at The Joke - I'm one of those UGA alums who realize a play here and a play there we don't have the recent dominance.  Tech is close to having a breakout season.  Looking forward to Auburn and Tech coming to Sanford Stadium during the same season - this should be fun!

Getting_Older
Getting_Older

If he is not willing to block, he will not make it on the field for CPJ.  That is how you earn playing time.  Hopefully he will learn this quickly, before he becomes discouraged about not playing.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Got to hit those books, and then hit those holes.

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

I could be proven wrong, but some nagging voice in back of my mind is telling me, this is not going to work out as a lot of y'all are expecting. (Very cautious about that lack of blocking issue ,,,,,,)

forexbomb
forexbomb

The ONLINE science class is the first red flag....  Norcross is about 100 times easier than GT..  and the academic adviser will not be able to take his tests...  Good Luck Kid...

POAD2014
POAD2014

I do fear his need to do a Science class ONLINE but His Brother has let him know the situation in the class room.


Is MOM going to be a TEAM MOM like she was for Norcross? She would make a Big Dinner for the players on game days or the night before. The out of town boys will be happy to have a TEAM MOM like HER. 

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

College won't be 10 times harder for Myles. He's far from an "average" high school player that is now playing FBS.

He will should get plenty of opportunities this fall. Look forward to seeing him play.

GoGT
GoGT

Looking forward to seeing both Autry brothers play this fall. GO JACKETS!

SteveMarbury
SteveMarbury

Just worry about working hard and everything will work itself out. Big Michael Johnson didn't start until his SENIOR YEAR and he is making it big in the NFL because he kept working to get better.

andrech3
andrech3

Myles Autry plays with a lot of heart. If he can overcome the knee injury he should help the bumbles with at least some desire to Win that the bumbles really need.

juvenal
juvenal

be the best & you will go to the top of the chart... 

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

I wish we still played Auburn every year. That was a great tradition ruined by conference expansion and cupcake. OOC game scheduling.