Gulley A Heavy Lean to Tigers

A recruiting update is featured on Brantley High star Anthony Gulley.

Brantley, Ala.--Anthony Gulley told Inside the Auburn Tigers on Sunday that he had a "great" official visit to Auburn over the weekend and is very close to committing to the Tigers.

Gulley said that Auburn is his strong leader after getting an offer to play as a slot receiver in Gus Malzahn's offense.

"I am going to commit next week to Auburn," said Gulley, who added that he isn't ready to do that just quite yet. "I have got to go visit Troy and I don't want to disappoint Coach (Shayne) Wasden." Wasden, a former wide receiver at Auburn, is wide receivers coach at Troy.

Commenting on why he likes Auburn so much, Gulley said, "It just feels like it is my home, where I need to be."

Gulley is a versatile player who lined up at running back, receiver and in the secondary for the Brantley Bulldogs, leading them to an unbeaten regular season.

At Brantley High School he rushed for 1,200 yards, added six more receiving and scored 31 touchdowns as a senior. He also made 50-plus tackles and three interceptions. He returned three punts for touchdowns and two kickoffs for scores.

The 5-11, 185-pounder has been clocked at under 4.5 for the 40-yard dash.

Gulley said he really likes the new Auburn coaching staff and that stood out on his visit. "Just everything up there was great," he said of his official visit. "Walking out on the field, locker room and all of that."

Also an outstanding baseball player at shortstop, he is interested in that sport, too. "I talked to Coach (James) Willis about it and he said, ‘All you have got to do is talk to the baseball coach and see what he will say.'"

Gulley said he talked about what his role would be in the new Auburn offense coordinated by Gus Malzahn. "Coach Malzahn says when I go in motion I will be running reverses and all of that. He said that is what I will be doing."

Gulley's coach at Brantley, David Lowery, says, "He brings a little bit of everything to the table as a player, offense, defense and special teams. He played all of it. He's got great speed. He was a great punt returner and kick returner. He played defensive back for us as well. He also played running back and wide receiver. Pretty much wherever we put him."

Gulley's team made a strong run before losing to powerhouse and eventual Class 1A state champion Sweetwater, one of the strongest teams in the state regardless of classification. "I had a good season this year," Gulley says. "Way better than last year. It's mostly because of the offense we ran. I had some pretty good games this year. Used to I would play the whole four quarters, but this year I really only played the first half of games."

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