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Auburn Football: 4-Star Kamryn Pettway Flips to the Tigers

Kamryn Pettway (courtesy of
Kamryn Pettway (courtesy of
Jeff JonesCorrespondent IIMarch 4, 2013

Only a few weeks removed from the 2013 national signing day, and Auburn is making waves in the 2014 recruiting cycle. 

Sunday morning, 4-star running back Kamryn Pettway became the Tigers’ first commitment of the 2014 class. 

“It feels awesome to be the first commitment in the new class.  I can help bring in more recruits.” 

The 6-foot, 224-pound bruising back flipped his commitment from Florida State to Auburn following a meeting with Gus Malzahn.

“After I came for another visit, I loved the experience.  I like the coaches, I feel very comfortable and it’s close to home,” Pettway said.  “Their offense, the coaches, the university, it’s all good.”

What else seems to be “all good” is Pettway’s ability to fit Gus Malzahn’s spread offense. 

“(The coaches) told me they liked my size, I’ll fit the offense and I can run the wildcat.  I’m big, fast and physical and can also catch out of the backfield.”

Pettway claims that when he was younger, his favorite running back was Darren McFadden—who was coached by Tim Horton in 2007. Pettway’s relationship with Horton and the rest of the Auburn coaching staff almost certainly played a role in his early commitment.

“I had a nice time there and I felt comfortable with the coaching staff,” Pettway said.  “Coach Craig, Coach Lashlee and Coach Horton were all great.” 

Though there is some skepticism over whether this commitment will last until the 2014 signing day, though the standout prospect from Alabama seems to be happy with his decision, affirming, “I’m going to stay with Auburn.”

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