In an attempt to latch on with another powerhouse program, former Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant took a visit with Auburn earlier this week.
“It was a good trip just sitting down and talking with coach and getting a feel for what they were all about,” Bryant said, via The State’s Matt Connolly. “Feel it would be a good situation to be able to step into with the guys they will have coming back on both sides of the ball.”
Bryant announced earlier in the season that he would transfer from the Tigers’ football program after freshman Trevor Lawrence replaced him as the team’s starting quarterback.
Despite being somewhat limited from a throwing standpoint, Bryant had success en route to leading Clemson to a 12-2 record and a spot in the College Football Playoff last season. His team would fall to the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide in the semifinals. All said, Bryant put up nearly 3,500 total yards and 24 touchdowns.
Unfortunately for Bryant, it became clear earlier this season that Lawrence was the current and future starter for the Tigers. That’s when he decided to transfer.
The Auburn situation is interesting in that current starter Jarrett Stidham has struggled through a large part of the 2018 season. As a graduate student, Bryant wouldn’t have to sit out a season. Stidham is seen as an NFL-caliber quarterback and has one year of eligibility remaining.
If he decides on returning to Auburn for his senior season, it’s more likely than not that Bryant will choose a different route.