“I was just honored to be there with the best in the country,” McBryde said. “It’s way different from being in high school. The linemen are bigger and way quicker. It’s like getting ready for a college level. A lot of guys really stood out on Team Highlight like the running backs and the entire offensive line.”
Coming from Charles Henderson High in Troy where he is a big fish in a little pond, McBryde got to see what life is like on a bigger stage while at the Under Armour game. While he didn’t get overwhelmed by the moment, he said it was just about taking it all in and enjoying the experience.
“It was a blessing to step on this stage and show the talent that I’ve got against the best players in the country,” McBryde said. “I was just honored to be there.”
Solidly committed to Auburn despite some changes to the defensive staff with Will Muschamp taking over for Ellis Johnson as coordinator, McBryde has already been in contact with his new coach and likes what he hears from him about the future on that side of the ball for the Tigers.
“I’m very excited about joining Coach Muschamp’s defense,” McBryde said. “I talked to him a few days ago and I told him how much I’m glad he was here. He said he was looking forward to me coming and he asked me if I was coming up on Jan. 16. I told him ‘yes sir’.”
Planning to visit both Florida and LSU in addition to being in for what sets up to be a huge recruiting weekend on Jan. 16, McBryde said he’s still solidly a Tiger and can’t wait to get his career started on the Plains.