The Latest: The prospect affectionately referred to as “Big Cat” came ready to deliver some big news on Tuesday, giving some telling comments in terms of his recruitment. All signs appear to be pointing to a battle between Georgia, LSU and Auburn to land him, despite the fact that he listed several schools still in the mix.
In His Words:
Auburn: "I'm taking an official visit. I'm taking my visit the last weekend before Signing Day. I love Coach G. He came out the first day of the new contact period. He expressed that they really need me and I'm a big need for that school."
Georgia: "IT's just all about the home feeling they have with me. They're really high with me. It's just all about me, where I feel at home and I really do feel at home with them so that puts them high with me."
LSU: "I have a good relationship with Coach O. He made a good first impression when I went down there for camp during the summer and he kind of stuck with me. He's always been in my back pocket and he's always been there. I have a great relationship with him."
Rivals Reaction: Bryant gave a few different answers when asked by different reporters about how things were in terms of a pecking order between schools. But based on combining all those comments together, it appears Auburn remains in a great position for Bryant. Obviously his official visits will play a major factor, but if all things were even and Bryant were making his announcement today the Tigers would be the school to beat.