Auburn, Ala.—Dunbar High School was only going to be in Auburn for one day to take part in Thursday's session of the team camp, but that was all it took for standout 2014 wide receiver Ryeshene Bronson to make his presence felt as the 6-3, 195-pounder got what he was looking for soon after he and his teammates hit the road headed for Athens, Ga.
"I had a big smile on my face," Bronson said of the phone conversation. "They said I had been offered they would love to have me. I called my mom right away and told her the news. She was excited for me too."
Just in town for several hours, Bronson had the opportunity to see some of the campus as well as get a feel for what the Auburn program has to offer in addition to football. After seeing everything in person for the first time he said he really likes the Tigers.
"I love it," Bronson said. "It's beautiful. The atmosphere, I love it. It's just beautiful. I especially like the academics and the offensive coordinator. He likes to spread the ball around. I can't get enough of it. I love it.
"I really like the atmosphere at Auburn and how they spread the ball out. There's just good people around Auburn."
"South Carolina, when I heard I got an offer from them I darn near fell out on the field," Bronson said. "That was my first one. It was during spring practice. My cousin Jordan Diggs had come out and surprised me. He let me know he was going to be out there but I didn't know it was going to be the same day South Carolina came.
"I talked to Coach Spurrier and he put me in the place of Alshon Jeffrey. He asked me if I was ready to be a Gamecock. I told him I had always been ready because I had been a fan since I was a little kid."
After getting an offer from South Carolina, Florida was the next to come through. He said there's plenty to like about the Gators as well but at the moment they are behind in the race.
"At Florida I love the offensive coordinator too because he came from Boise State," Bronson said. "That's all they do is spread the ball. I love him. Will Muschamp called and said I had an offer from the. I have been in love with Florida. It's one of my top three schools. I have always been a Florida fan but I've been just as much a South Carolina fan since I was little."
"I just have to keep praying to God and he'll let me pick a day when I want to do it," Bronson said. "I just want to make my momma proud of me that's all. I just want my mom to be proud of me."
Playing in just six games as a sophomore because of an injury, Bronson caught 31 passes for 690 yards and five touchdowns.