"It felt good coming back," McBryde said. "It was the first practice I had been to. I liked it. It was very intense. I had good time today. Every time I come back it's a great feeling and I feel like I'm getting closer to it (Auburn).
"They have great coaches," he added about why Auburn is in the lead for him at the moment. "Every time I come we get closer and closer as a family."
Putting Kentucky second on his list with Auburn firmly in the lead, McBryde said something that works in the favor of the Tigers is that it would allow his family from Troy to be able to cheer him on every Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
"It's a blessing knowing that I'm only an hour and 30 minutes away," McBryde said about Auburn. "My parents could come see my anytime and it's an SEC school."
Hoping to make his decision sometime during the summer before his senior season, McBryde said he's got some specific things in mind he'll be looking for to help him push a school to the top.
"I'm looking for a great coaching staff who I'm closer with," he said. "Also it's going to be about playing time."