Talented Two-Way Prospect Visits Tigers

One of the top players in Georgia took an unofficial visit to Auburn on Tuesday to check out the Tigers.

Kennesaw, Ga.--For talented athlete Bryce Ros, the recruiting season is already in full swing as offers are coming in daily for the physical tight end/defensive end from Kennesaw Mountain High.

Following a productive day Saturday as he took part in the Scout.com Elite Camp in Atlanta, Ros spent Tuesday on the Auburn campus visiting with coaches and checking out the facilities.

While he's the son of a former Georgia Bulldog player, Ros also has some very strong Auburn ties as his mother is a former Miss Auburn while a studentat AU. Because of his knowledge of Auburn, Ros says Tuesday's trip to the Plains was just to get a feel for the coaching staff and to look around in a relaxed environment.

"It was good to sit down with Coach (Will) Muschamp and have a talk," Ros says. "They just showed me the schemes and everything. I saw the different sets and the things they are going to be doing.

"I watched a little film and I liked what I saw from the defensive ends especially. We pretty much just sat there and talked. I also have known Coach (Hugh) Nall through my dad because they played together at Georgia. I got to say hi to him and check out the facilities.

"Also, my brother goes to Auburn," Ros says. "That's nice. I also have a lot of friends that go there. It's nice to be able to go and check everything out and know where everything is and be familiar with all the coaches. It's not awkward for you. You already know everybody and know that everybody is nice."

The visit is just one of many that Ros says he plans to make before August and the start of his senior season on the football field. With more than a dozen offers already in hand, Ros says that instead of going to football camps he'll instead take unofficial visits to several campuses to see what his life would be like if he chose that school. Ros says that's the best way for him to ultimately try to narrow down his list of schools that is growing at a rapid pace.

"I got an offer from Virginia Tech while I was in Auburn in a text message," Ros says. "That brings me up to 14 or 15 now. I'm still wide open, but I'm going to start narrowing them down. Until I go on all my visits, I can't really say who I like more or who I like less, but Auburn is definitely one of my favorites."

Ros gives a pained look as he deals with the heat in Atlanta on Saturday.

Saturday, Ros was a standout in Atlanta as a tight end prospect. A physical 6-4, 220-pounder with good feet and hands, Ros says that many schools are recruiting him to stay on offense, but Auburn has a little something different in mind.

"Auburn is recruiting me as a defensive end," Ros says. "Georgia is recruiting me as an athlete. Schools like Alabama I am strictly a tight end. A couple of other schools have me as a defensive end like South Florida, but most have me as a tight end. Either side of the ball is fine with me. It's nice making a pancake block, but it's just like getting a sack. It's all the same."

One of a select group of prospects invited to Atlanta on Saturday, Ros says it was a great experience to have the chance to line up against some of the top players in the South. Working against players such as Dee Finley and Jerrell Harris in drills and in 7-on-7 sessions, Ros says his time spent is part of the ongoing process for him to improve his game before practice begins.

"It went well," Ros says. "There were a bunch of good athletes there. There were a lot of quarterbacks there too and that wasn't bad because they gave me a bunch of good balls to catch. I thought I did okay. I was just trying to work on my routes and my explosiveness and my techniques. All the while you're trying to impress and get a high rating. That's just gravy on top of the scholarships though."

With offers from colleges such as Alabama, Clemson, Florida, South Carolina and others, Ros will have his choice among top programs in the SEC or ACC before the time comes to make his decision. With strong ties to both Auburn and Georgia, in the end it could come down to a battle between the Tigers and Bulldogs. Ros says whether or not that happens he knows that in the end he'll have the support of the two people that matter most.

"It's not bad," Ros says. "My parents always tell me to go where I'm happy, to go where I'll enjoy it. They want me to make my own decision, but with their help to guide me along the way. It's just a blessing and an honor to get a chance to see all these places. I never thought I was going to be recruited or anything like that. It just brings me down to earth I guess."

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