In-State Linebacker Adds Auburn Offer

2015 linebacker prospect Richard McBryde talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.

Troy, Ala.--A talented linebacker that has a chance to be one of the top players at his position in the state, 6-2, 215 Richard McBryde from Charles Henderson High made a return trip to Auburn on Saturday and left with one of the offers he's been waiting for.

Already with offers from Kentucky, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, UAB and several others, McBryde said this one is special for him and puts Auburn at the top of his list along with the Wildcats.

Being recruited to play linebacker, the 'star' position, or even one of the true safety spots, McBryde said he's excited to get an offer from the SEC Champions.

"This one means a lot because it's like an hour away," McBryde said. "It's the SEC. It means a lot to me. If I don't want to choose to go far away I could just choose to go there. That means a lot to me.

"I wasn't expecting it," he added. "I thought they were just going to talk to me or wait to offer me in the spring. It means a lot to me. It feels real good."

Named the Class 4A Lineman of the Year as a junior, McBryde made more than 160 tackles with 30 tackles for losses in 15 games as the Trojans lost in the state title game. Being recruited by Coach Scott Fountain for the Tigers, McBryde said that's a comfortable relationship because he played for his brother Hugh Fountain early in his career at Charles Henderson.

"I have known him for a while," McBryde said. "He's a real great man. I talk to him a lot and we're getting to know each other. We talk about anything and communicate a lot."

Hoping to make his decision before the summer begins, McBryde said it could come as soon as the next few weeks if everything falls into place.

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