Big Cat Visitor A Linebacker To Watch In 2015

Talented Charles Henderson High School linebacker Richard McBryde is one to keep an eye on for the 2015 recruiting class.

Troy, Ala.—A talented junior linebacker who is already receiving attention from SEC schools, Charles Henderson standout Richard McBryde got his first taste of Auburn on Saturday as he took part in Big Cat Weekend on the Plains.

A 6-2, 215-pounder who was a vital part of the Trojans' defense last season, McBryde says he enjoyed everything about his trip.

"I really liked the facilities and the coaches," McBryde says. "I got to know all the coaches. I also liked the atmosphere.

"I know Coach Scott Fountain because his brother (Hugh) was my coach. I knew him. Me and Coach Ellis Johnson had a great talk."

The young prospect was on the Auburn campus with top prospects such as Tre Williams, DeShaun Davis and Justin Thornton, who are already committed to Auburn. He met those players and others such as Elisha Shaw, McBryde says there was one thing that stuck out to him as he prepares for his junior season in Troy.

"I looked at them and they are bigger and looked stronger," McBryde says. "I looked smaller. I just have to keep working hard and get to their size."

Already hearing from Jacksonville State, Kentucky, Southern Miss, Alabama and Auburn and with offers from the Gamecocks and Wildcats early, McBryde says it feels great to have the attention early, but he knows he has to keep working now that his dream is closer to a reality.

Still waiting on an offer from Auburn, McBryde says he's definitely interested in the Tigers and plans to come back and check them out again.

"I have the size and I'm going to get bigger," McBryde says. "I know that for sure. I have the speed. I like their defense because they run a 4-3 spread. They run our type of defense. I think I would be good against spread teams they play. I think I would fit in great."

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