Nate Craig-Myers was the first commitment I had to write about when I took over this blog back in 2014. At the time he was just Nate Craig, and he was a composite 5* and the top receiver of the 2016 class. We knew it would be a struggle to hold on to him, and it was. He de-committed from Auburn on my birthday last year, just under a year after his initial commitment.
From there, his recruitment went all over the place. We knew he was still considering Auburn, but Florida State seemed the team to beat. He flirted with Florida - where his half-brother Jayvaughn was committed at one point - then with North Carolina. It was the Tigers and the Tar Heels who were the final two in the hunt, and the race was much closer than many thought at the end.
The 6'2, 205 lbs wide receiver decided to come to the Plains, in the end. He's joining what is easily one of the best wide receiver recruiting classes in the nation. No matter who takes snaps for Auburn in 2016, they are definitely going to have some highly rated weapons to throw to.
From the footage, here, it's hard to see Craig-Myers not seeing the field next season. With his body size, he's ready to make an immediate contribution. He's got moves, he's got strength, and all he needs is the football in his hands. Having a 6'3 WR on one side of the field and a 6'4 WR on the other side (Tony Stevens) could give Auburn a big advantage downfield.
UPDATE: Auburn has received Craig-Myers' NLI and is officially an Auburn Tiger.
We always hoped you'd make it to the Plains, Nate. Welcome home. War Eagle!