Dade City, Fla.--A four-star defensive back that was down to the Auburn Tigers and North Carolina on signing day, athletic Jayvaughn Myers surprised no one when he chose Gus Malzahn’s Tigers at a ceremony at Pasco High School on Wednesday.
Rated as the No. 23 cornerback in the country but also physical enough to play safety, Myers is 6-1, 188 with solid speed and strong coverage skills. Originally committed to Florida after seeing his recruiting really take off as a senior, Myers said there was just something about Auburn that stood out to him on his visit that was an important part of his decision.
“It felt like home almost, like a family,” Myers said. “That is a big thing for me.
“I spent the whole weekend with Coach (Wesley) McGriff and got to know him a little bit,” he added of his future position coach. “I spent a lot of time with him and he told me how he’s going to develop me and I was going to be a great corner. He came from the NFL and he’s going to be able to teach me a lot of stuff. I felt like I was his priority and he really needed me. I really like that.”
Myers joins brother Nate Craig in Auburn's recruiting class and gives the Tigers a very good haul in the secondary along with early enrollee John Broussard, Marlon Character and Daniel Thomas. Auburn also counts redshirt freshman Jamel Dean in this class after transferring in from Ohio State last summer.