Melton Done With Recruiting After AU Visit

Auburn commitment Kamryn Melton talks about his official visit to check out the Tigers and discusses getting to know the coaching staff.

Dothan, Ala.—A longtime commitment to the Auburn Tigers, defensive back Kamryn Melton took his official visit to check out Coach Gus Malzahn and the new staff over the weekend. Solidly committed to his decision despite the coaching change, Melton said the weekend was a great chance to get to know everyone and he loved every second of it.

"It was really great," Melton said. "At first I didn't know them face-to-face and didn't know how to act with them. At first I wasn't acting myself, but now I can open up and tell them what I feel and what I'm thinking.

"It was different because it's a different coaching staff," he added. "When Coach Gene (Chizik) was there it was family, but at the same time when Coach Malzahn and the different staff came it was like a whole different family. I felt love with them."

Coach Charlie Harbison has been someone that Melton has gotten the opportunity to know since he arrived on the Plains last month. Good friends with Melton's head coach at Dothan Laron White from their time at Alabama, Melton said Harbison is just a great guy.

"It was great because I really got to know him," Melton said. "He gets to the point basically. He tells you everything quick and fast, but you can understand it. With the schemes on defense you're going to be able to get in there as a freshman."

Not looking anywhere else and done with his visits, Melton said he's now going to concentrate on his academics to make sure he's ready to start classes this summer and get a head start on playing as a freshman. With his visit to Auburn in the books he said it's time to close the door on recruiting.

"It was big because I really wanted to meet some of the players that are playing now," Melton said. "I wanted to meet the whole coaching staff and I got a chance to do that. I'm done with recruiting now."

A standout at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at cornerback, Melton finished his senior season with 64 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes broken up on defense. He also returned seven punts for 159 yards and nine kickoffs for 168 yards.

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