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Auburn receives biggest commitment of day in 4-star WR Nate Craig-Myers

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Tampa Catholic wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers receives his Under Armour All-America jersey last year. The 4-star receiver is scheduled to make his decision between Auburn and North Carolina at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (Courtesy)
Tampa Catholic wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers receives his Under Armour All-America jersey last year. The 4-star receiver is scheduled to make his decision between Auburn and North Carolina at 11 a.m. Wednesday. (Courtesy)

Nate Craig-Myers revealed his landing spot in front of 900 of his closest friends Wednesday morning.

The Tampa Catholic wide receiver picked Auburn with the school’s entire student body and faculty in the courtyard watching the proceedings.

He made announcement live on ESPNU by pulling out an Aubie statue.

Craig-Myers had narrowed down his list going into signing day down to the Tigers and the University of North Carolina. He explained his decision to commit to Auburn for a second time to ESPN anchor Joe Tessitore.

“They were one of the first schools to be believe in me," Craig-Myers said. "When I backed out of my commitment (over the summer) they still believed in me."

Later this afternoon, Craig-Myers could be joined by his half-brother Jayvaughn Myers. The Pasco defensive back has the same two finalists and plans on signing his national letter of intent at noon.

The three major recruiting websites all rank Craig-Myers as one of the nation’s top 10 receivers. Rivals.com has him the highest in the group of sites at No. 3.

Craig-Myers commitment gives Auburn a third 4-star receiver and fourth player overall — Archer’s Kyle Davis, Niceville’s Eli Stove and Crestview’s Marquis McClain — at the position in its 2016 class.

The Tigers struggled getting production out of its receivers all season.

Ricardo Louis led the team with 46 catches for 716 yards and three touchdowns. He was the only receiver on the roster with more than 300 yards.

Craig-Myers expressed confidence he would have early success.

"You are going to hear freshman All-American," Craig-Myers said of his plans for the fall.

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Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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