When some of Gus Malzahn’s former players at Auburn left the program, they stayed on good terms with their former coach. That includes Nate Craig-Myers, who has committed to Malzahn’s new program at UCF.

Craig-Myers, who left Auburn to play at Colorado State, had six catches in four games for the Rams in the 2020 season, as he collected 68 yards, but did not score. He played in 13 games for the Rams over the past two seasons. In 2019, Craig-Myers caught 23 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown. In his two full seasons at Auburn, Craig-Myers played in 25 games, with 20 catches for 355 yards and four TDs.

Craig-Myers originally landed at Auburn after he was the 247Sports Composite’s No. 45 overall prospect in the class of 2016. He left Auburn three games into the 2018 season, using a redshirt and eventually entering the NCAA transfer portal.

There is a clear Auburn flavor on the Malzahn staff and in the program. That list includes defensive coordinator Travis Williams, offensive line coach Herb Hand, defensive ends coach Kenny Ingram, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Brian Blackmon and cornerbacks coach Addison Williams. And on the roster, former Auburn running back Mark Anthony-Richards.

Tampa reporter Chris Torello noted the Instagram post from Josh Johnson.