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Auburn lands verbal commitment from No. 3 athlete in country Tray Bishop

The No. 3 athlete in the country Tray Bishop picked Auburn over Georgia and Florida Monday, July 25, 2016.
The No. 3 athlete in the country Tray Bishop picked Auburn over Georgia and Florida Monday, July 25, 2016. Courtesy

Versatile four-star athlete Tray Bishop picked Auburn Monday afternoon over SEC rivals Georgia and Florida.

The four-star athlete announced the decision with a video on 247 Sports.

“A lot of people describe me as old school, I guess you can say I have the eye of the tiger,” Bishop said in a voiceover.

The short clip ends with Bishop running up a flight of stairs at Terrell County High School in Dawson, Georgia and revealing a crisp new Auburn hat.

“War Eagle,” Bishop said.

The 6-foot-3, 193-pounder is a two-way starter at quarterback and safety for his high school. His lengthy junior highlight film (below) show a player with homerun speed unafraid of a little contact.

During a live video interview with 247 Sports, Bishop revealed Gus Malzahn’s plan to let him compete at quarterback while evaluating him at other positions on both sides of the ball.

Bishop had also had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Miami and Wisconsin.

The recruiting site ranks Bishop as the No. 3 overall athlete in the country and a top 20 prospect in Georgia. He is the seventh four-star or better recruit out of the 2017 Class to verbally commit to Auburn. Bishop’s decision jumped the Tigers five spots in the overall 2017 team rankings to No. 13.

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