Dawson, Ga.--One of the top athletes in the country for the 2017 class, Terrell County standout Tray Bishop was back on the Auburn Tigers campus Saturday for a junior day with the Tigers. Spending time with the coaches and even getting a ride in Gus Malzahn’s new car (BMW I8), Bishop said the visit could not have gone any better.
“It was pretty good because there were a lot of sports things going on today,” Bishop said of having both baseball and basketball games on campus. “Talking with Coach Malzahn and riding in his new car was pretty cool. We had a great conversation.”
Getting that one-on-one time with Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee and the rest of the staff was something that Bishop was looking for when he made the short drive up to the Plains and he didn’t leave disappointed.
“It’s real special right now,” Bishop said. “To have that kind of time with the head coach was big.”
One of the things that Bishop has been wanting to hear from Auburn is the chance to play quarterback. Even though he’s definitely a guy that could play wide receiver on the next level, his skill set makes him an intriguing guy in Auburn’s offense at quarterback and he said that’s something they are definitely considering now that they’ve seen more of him.
“Coach Malzahn told me that I’m going to be an impact player,” Bishop said. “Coach Lashlee said there’s no doubt about it, I’m going to have a shot at quarterback. I kind of like that.
“It fits me perfectly actually,” he added of Auburn’s offense. “I really like that.”
With Georgia and Ole Miss high on his list along with the Tigers, Bishop said Saturday’s visit definitely boosted Auburn’s chances even more after his time spent on campus and he has them number one as he prepares to head into the spring. As for a possible early decision he said that’s definitely something he’s considering.
“Auburn is way up there,” Bishop said. “The visit today went far. I can’t say a number, but they went far.
“I’ve got the decision in my mind,” he added. “I’m not going to let anyone know yet, but I’ve got it in my mind. Right now I’ll probably stay open until football season or after football season.”