Commenting on his favorites, Birdsong says:
Ole Miss: "They had a real good season and are doing good things over there. The coches seem like good guys."
Vanderbilt: "I like the academics there and the ability to play in the SEC is very big."
Tennessee: "They have a lot of tradition and a prestigious program. Playing in front of 100,000 fans is great."
Wake Forest: "Pretty much the same as Vandy. They went to a bowl game a few years ago and beat one of those Oregon schools I believe."
Auburn: "I went over there and watched practice. It was really nice. I like the small town of Auburn and it seemed like a nice place to spend my college years."
Birdsong says academics will play a major role in his college choice. "I want a place I can prosper after football and get playing time within my first few years. I'm also watching how the coaches conduct themselves during the process."
He is visiting Auburn for a one-day camp on Saturday. "I haven't been able to go to any camps yet," he says. "Auburn will be the only one and I'm going there this weekend."
Joseph is a legacy at Vanderbilt and it will be interesting to see what factor that plays in his decision, if at all.