Dawson, Ga.--One of the nation’s top athletes, four-star Tray Bishop was expected to announce his commitment on Monday, but backed off that after taking visits to Alabama, Florida and Georgia in recent weeks.
Saturday he was back on the Plains to check out the Auburn Tigers, one of the schools at the top of his list for more than a year. After getting to sit down with Gus Malzahn and talk about the quarterback position, he said the announcement just may be back on again.
Planning to decide on Sunday if he'll make a commitment the following day, Bishop said his trip to the Plains was a big one for him.
"Talking to Coach Malzahn, we had another business conversation that went well," Bishop said. "Things could be getting pretty close.
"Every time I'm there it feels like I'm at home," he added. "That's a key."
That comfort level with the Tigers is an important piece of the puzzle for Bishop, but ultimately the decision will come down to whether or not he wants to play quarterback. With Auburn the only school focusing on him at that position, he said the Tigers have made a very strong argument.
“They had this nice video made where they had the Auburn plays and the plays I had similar to that," Bishop said. "Most of them were the Nick Marshall plays he had and the plays I had alike. That boosted it up for the offense.”
In addition to talking with the coaches, Bishop said he also had the chance to hang out with many of the prospects on hand including Auburn commitment Malcolm Askew.
“Yeah, I talk to the recruits all the time," Bishop said. "Malcolm, we had our talk. Long story short, they are waiting on me to come.”
Askew is just one of the guys that stands out to Bishop when he looks at Auburn's 2017 class, but the biggest is offensive linemen like Calvin Ashley, Austin Troxell and Nick Brahms as well as a loaded freshman wide receiver class.
“With this recruiting class we’ve got some big linemen coming in so that kind of keeps me wanting to play quarterback," Bishop said. "The receiver group that just came, they’ll be here next year too.”