Playmaker Likes Tigers

This versatile athlete from the Peach State lists the Tigers as one of the schools he is considering.

Atlanta, Ga.--True playmakers don't come around very often but that is just what college coaches have found in wide receiver Bryan McClendon from Mays High School.

Leading his team to an 8-2 record, the best in recent memory, he notes, the 6-1, 180 pound speedster says that he already has several visits lined up for the coming weeks. Included in those visits is a trip to Auburn in January.

Bryan McClendon is from Mays High School.

"I only have four set up right now and I don't know who is going to get that fifth one yet," McClendon says. "I'm going to North Carolina this weekend (Dec. 7, 8, 9) then my next one will be to Auburn the 11th through the 13th of January. I'll go to Georgia the next weekend and the following to Georgia Tech." The schools in the running for the fifth visit are Louisville, Ohio State, Northwestern and Syracuse.

A visitor to Auburn's campus over the summer for a team passing camp, McClendon says that he really likes everything about the Tiger program and they'll be in the picture until the very end for his services.

"It's just a great school," he notes about Auburn. "I know I'll get the opportunity to play early as a freshman and that's one of my big things. I just want to play as soon as I get in there."

A standout on both offense and defense for Mays, McClendon finished the season with 45 tackles and four interceptions at cornerback but offense is likely where his future lies. Playing wide receiver, the speedster caught passes for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns in Mays' spread offense. Much of the chemistry and togetherness for his offensive unit was developed during that summer visit to Auburn he notes.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Not the only college prospect on his high school team, McClendon says that several of his teammates appear to be leaning heavily to colleges around the South. Outside linebacker Jonathan Harris appears headed for Tulane he notes while receiver/defensive back Brandon Mitchell is solid for Georgia Tech at the moment. "He's heavy on Georgia Tech but he has a lot of schools after him."


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