Four-star Charles Henderson linebacker Richard McBryde wants to get on the field early, and Auburn coaches are telling me he can do that on the Plains.
That's one reason the Tigers have shot up directly into favorite status on McBryde's list when they offered him last weekend. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder, rated as the No. 14 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com, met with Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson and head coach Gus Malzahn during a visit there last weekend and said they told him he could see early playing time at Auburn at either linebacker or the Star position.
"I played safety my freshman year," noted McBryde, who tallied 132 tackles with 32 tackles for losses and seven sacks at linebacker last year. "It was a great day there (at Auburn). I got to meet all the coaches and stuff. I kind of like it."
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