Myron Burton Commits to Auburn: Tigers Land Versatile Athlete from Georgia

Randy ChambersAnalyst IOctober 12, 2013

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports

Gus Malzahn and the rest of the Auburn coaching staff continue to hold their own in the recruiting world, as 3-star athlete Myron Burton has committed to the Tigers.

Justin Hokanson of Rivals broke the news via Twitter:

The energetic coaching staff played a key role in why he picked Auburn, according to Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports.

"Auburn has one of the best coaching staffs I've been around that has recruited me," Burton told Auburn Undercover.

Burton also had offers on the table from Wisconsin, Clemson, Tennessee and others.

This is yet another solid pickup for the Tigers, a team that now has 16 commitments in the 2014 recruiting class. It also helps that Burton is a versatile player, who is capable of playing on either side of the ball.

His 6'2", 200-plus pound frame makes him an excellent weapon in Malzahn's offense. He uses his size well to high-point the football and make difficult catches in traffic. He doesn't have terrific speed, but moves well for his size and will develop into a solid red-zone target. However, he will need to improve his route-running to become a No. 1 option in the SEC.

As for other possibilities, Burton could play safety, a position that has haunted Auburn as of late. His size and physical style of play could make him an intriguing prospect on that side of the ball if offense doesn't work out for the young man.

Burton is considered the 69th best athlete and the 75th best player out of the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports. Along with 4-star Stanton Truitt, he's the second Auburn commitment who can play on either side of the ball.