Making tackles from sideline to sideline and showing the physical play needed to excel on the next level, McBryde said it was a fun game because they knew Tallassee was going to challenge them up front.
"They came out strong and hard and wanting to play," the 6-2, 210 McBryde told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We just had to get physical with them because it was like the region championship. I tried my best to make a lot of tackles."
Currently with offers from Minnesota, Southern Miss, Jacksonville State, Troy, Kentucky and North Carolina State, McBryde is a player who will see those totals rise dramatically between now and signing day in 2015. Just taking it all in stride at the moment, McBryde said it's still hard to believe how fast things are happening for him.
Also hearing from Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Notre Dame, McBryde said that he has really enjoyed getting to know Gus Malzahn and his staff. Something that has helped that process along is his relationship with the Tigers' tight ends and special teams coach Scott Fountain, the brother of his former head coach at Charles Henderson.
"They are a good staff," McBryde said. "I know two or three of them. I know Coach Fountain well. He's a good guy with a great personality. I really like him."
Richard McBryde had a dozen tackles in the win over Tallassee.
Starting off the season 3-0 under coach Mike Dean, the Trojans are currently ranked third in the Class 4A rankings. With a goal to win the state championship, Dean said having a player like McBryde as one of the leaders on his team makes his job a much easier task.
"Number one, off the field he's a great kid," Dean said. "That's something I try to tell everyone is that what he is on the field, he's the same way off the field. He's a great student and he works his tail off. I'm old school so we're not late, and he's never late. He does everything the right way. On the field he's got the God-given ability.
"I coached Adrien Cole (Louisiana Tech) and he has that same type of ability," he adds. "The problem with Adrien was he was six-foot and the SEC said he was two or three inches too short. He's got everything plus the height. He's going to be 225 by the time he graduates because he's go the frame.
"When I got here I thought he was a senior and he was a freshman. He walked in off the street and cleaned 285. He's got God-given strength, God-given speed, but he works. That's the difference. It's not just talent. It's the character and the work ethic that is going to take him to the next level. The sky is the limit."
Charles Henderson will face off against Alabama Christian this Friday night in Troy looking to remain undefeated.