Prospect Close To Pulling The Trigger?

Auburn's final camp of the summer will take place on July 15 with as many as 300 of the South's top players expected to be in attendance and one player says that he may be done recruiting if things go well.

Madison, Miss.--Defensive end Cortez Myles from Madison Central High is a player who has been moving up the recruiting charts all spring. At 6-3, 260 with 4.8 speed in the 40-yard dash and a mean streak on the field, Myles is a player that has around 15 offers from all over but says that one school stands out above the rest for him.

"I'm going to Auburn on July 15," Myles tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just like everything about their program. I like Coach (Don) Dunn and the defense. I like everything about them."

Early in the recruiting process Myles targeted the Tigers as his favorite team and he hasn't wavered from that despite schools constantly calling and trying to get him to visit their campus. In fact he's said on several occasions that he was close to pulling the trigger and making a commitment, something he says could happen when he's on the Plains for the camp.

"Auburn is still on top," Myles says. "I'm real close to doing it (making a commitment). It could happen at the camp."

Myles is a physical player that would likely be a strongside end in Auburn's scheme because of his size and quickness.

Something else strengthening Auburn's case is the fact that high school teammate Chaz Ramsey recently gave a commitment to the Tigers. One of the South's top offensive linemen, Ramsey has been high on the Tigers the entire recruiting process and that hasn't escaped Myles' attention.

"It helps Auburn," Myles says.

Despite being injured for much of last season, Myles finished his junior year with 40 tackles, three sacks and 12 quarterback pressures. Back to form in the spring, he was dominant in the spring game and says that his style of play is to be physical, something he likes about Auburn's defense as well.

"When the offense comes to me I just try to destroy them," Myles says. "I try to make them not want to run my way. I'm a good pass rusher as well."

This won't be Myles' first trip to Auburn as he visited the campus and checked out the facilities for the A-Day Game in March. Seeing Auburn up close and personal was enough to convince Myles that the Tigers were what he was looking for.

"I really don't know their names, but I watched them this spring and really liked the 3-4," Myles says of Auburn's new schemes in the spring. "I went to the A-Day and it was real nice up there. The facilities were also good. I liked the weight room a lot."

In addition to his exploits on the football field Myles also threw the shot put and discus for Madison Central's track team this spring.


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