Former Georgia Tech football signee and prep school ‘part ways’

Former Georgia Tech signee Myles Autry is no longer playing football at Georgia Prep Sports Academy.

Autry, who helped Norcross High School win back-to-back state championships in Georgia’s largest classification, has “parted ways” with the prep school, according to the team’s coach.

“It wasn’t a good fit, but we wish certainly him the best in the future,” GPSA coach Mike Carson told the AJC.

Autry has had a rough stretch since becoming the first-ever Georgia Tech signee to commit to the Yellow Jackets on signing day in front of ESPN cameras.

Last February, Autry picked Georgia Tech shortly after his 5-star teammate at Norcross, Lorenzo Carter, pledged to rival UGA.

A primary reason why star running back selected Georgia Tech was because his older brother already played for the team. However, when his older brother was dismissed this past summer for violating an undisclosed university policy, Myles both requested and was granted an unconditional release from Georgia Tech.

Myles couldn’t start classes at Georgia Tech last summer because he was still waiting on approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse. He decided to enroll at Georgia Prep Sports Academy to work on his academics this fall, with the goal of transferring to a four-year school in January.

Autry told the AJC that he’s still enrolled in online classes, even though he no longer plays football at the prep school.

Autry said he’s also had contact with coaches from UCLA, Cal and Oklahoma State.

“Everything is fine,” he said.