In-State DB Looking Forward to AU Junior Day

This football recruiting report features comments on an outstanding junior from the Wiregrass region.

Auburn, Ala.--Kamryn Melton says he was pumped up on Thursday morning when he got the news that Auburn's football coaches had decided to offer him a scholarship to play for the Tigers.

"I was in class when I got called out and my mother told me that Auburn had offered," the junior prospect from Dothan High School says. "Even though I was excited I had to go back to class and be quiet and calm, but I was really happy to get the offer.

"My coach told me that he had talked to Coach (Mike) Pelton at Auburn and they were considering offering me a scholarship, but Coach (Gene) Chizik had to approve it," the cornerback reveals. "Coach Chizik looked at my film and gave the okay so that is exciting.

"I haven't been to Auburn yet and I am looking forward to coming to the Junior Day on Saturday to get to know the coaches," he says. "I hope I am going to like it."

Kamryn Melton has excellent speed.

Melton, who notes that he is currently 5-11, 173 pounds, was one of the standout performers last April at the MVP Camp for football prospects in Prattville. He says that he is open right now and doesn't have a favorite college.

The cornerback, who also returns punts and kickoffs while seeing spot duty at wide receiver and running back for Dothan High, broke into the starting lineup as a ninth grader. He made 63 tackles as a junior with seven deflections, three tackles for loss and one pass interception. He returned 21 punts for 389 yards and one TD.

Asked his strength as a football player, he says, "It is man-to-man coverage. I can run well going backwards and can break on the ball when it is in the air."

Kentucky was the first SEC program to offer him a scholarship and he is hearing from Alabama and Georgia as well. ACC schools Florida State and Georgia Tech are also recruiting the cornerback.

Melton also competes in track. The junior says he has run a best time in the 10.7 to 10.8 range in the 100 meters and runs the 200 meters in 22 seconds and change.

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