Dawson, Ga.--One of the more dynamic athletes in the 2017 football recruiting class, four-star Tray Bishop from Terrell County High is a player who is continuing to develop his skills at the quarterback position.
A player the Auburn Tigers have a commitment from and one who is expected to compete for the quarterback job when he gets to the Plains, Bishop said for him the focus for his senior season has been to be more patient.
"I feel comfortable," Bishop said of his development as a quarterback. "I'm still dealing with a young line, but right now I feel like with me going to play quarterback on the next level I had to be more patient. I have to sit in the pocket a little bit more and that's what I have tried to do. I feel like I have improved a lot."
Tray Bishop plays three sports at Terrell County High School.
Totaling more than 300 yards with three touchdowns in his team's first game, Bishop had 172 total yards and two more touchdowns this past week in a loss to Miller County. With only 10 total carries on the night for 45 yards, and several coming because of bad snaps in the shotgun, he said his goal has been to be a guy wgi makes defenses respect his ability to throw the football in addition to his legs.
"It's kind of hard," Bishop said of forcing himself to stay in the pocket. "For three years everybody has been looking for me to run the ball and get to the outsid.e With me passing the ball a little bit more it opens up defenses."
Choosing Auburn this summer over Florida, Georgia and several others, Bishop said the comfort level with the coaching staff was one of the biggest things for him in picking the Tigers. Also factoring in was Auburn's offense, something he feels like will be a good fit for him when he gets to the Plains.
"Right now it's very important," Bishop said of his comfort with Auburn. "Right now we're trying to get our offense similar to what they run so it won't be as tough on me when I get there."