Chad Simmons

4-Star Tray Bishop Talks Auburn, Playing QB, Decision Date

Longtime Auburn football recruiting target Tray Bishop talks about his recent visit, playing quarterback and his plans for a decision on a college choice.

Dawson, Ga.--A four-star athlete who is being recruited as a quarterback, wide receiver or even safety for the collegiate level, 6-4, 200 Tray Bishop from Terrell County High School was back on the Auburn campus recently to check out the program and spend time with the football coaching staff and players.

While he wasn’t able to take part in Big Cat Weekend, Bishop’s trip gave him the opportunity to have a relaxed visit to the Plains. That including hanging out with quarterback John Franklin, something Bishop said was a good time for him.

“Talking to the coaches again, you know that's always fun, and getting to hang out John Franklin and a few other guys later on that night was pretty interesting too,” Bishop said. “It was just about being on campus and around the coaches and having talk and watching the other campers.”

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Tray Bishop is getting close to making a college choice.

The fact that Bishop was paired up with Franklin wasn’t a coincidence considering the Tigers are looking at the athlete as a player who could play the position in Auburn’s offense. That is something that is important to Bishop because he said it is how he pictures himself playing for the Tigers.

“It's pretty big due to the fact that I always wanted to play quarterback,” Bishop said. “Auburn first recruited me and I see myself playing quarterback there.”

Noting that Malzahn told him he was “his guy,” Bishop said getting that message was important to him because he believes the offense is a great fit for what he brings to the table.

“I've got speed and I can throw,” Bishop said of what he does best. “I can throw and run so I can hurt you either way.”

With a top three of Auburn, Florida and Georgia, Bishop said he plans to take visits throughout the summer before making a decision on July 25th. As for what he’s looking for in a future school, Bishop said his comfort level is an important part of things. “The way I look at things, am I going to be happy there for four years or however long I stay.”

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