AUBURN, Ala. — Kellen Mond’s third visit to Auburn ended much like his other two, but with one difference: Auburn is not necessarily No. 1.
The Tigers were listed as his favorite shortly after rescinding his commitment to Baylor, but he now says Auburn and Texas A&M are tied at the top. He will commit to one of the two schools before July 17.
“I really don’t have a No. 1 right now,” Mond said. “I went to A&M last weekend and Auburn this week, so it’s pretty even. I’ve just got to get back and talk to my parents and see how they feel with the environment, type offense, and just weigh everything out with my decision.”
Mond said he will probably make the announcement on Twitter.
“It’s going to be a big day, probably blow up all over Twitter and all over the Internet, but once my decision is in, I plan to shut my recruitment down and juts really focus on that school,” Mond said.
Mond transferred to IMG Academy last season and will finish his high school career at the Bradenton, Fla., school this fall.
What his parents think of the schools will factor into his decision. Mond visited Texas A&M last week with his father. His father was on Auburn’s campus Friday and Saturday.
“My mom hasn’t been to Auburn or A&M, so I guess inform her on what the positives and negatives are for each school,” Mond said. “My dad has been with me on both visits, so he kinda knows the positives and negatives. My dad told me it’s my decision but he’s going to tell me the positives and negatives of both schools and it’s my time to make the decision.”
Mond’s father likes A&M, too, and Mond doesn’t see much difference in the two offenses.
“I think I fit both,” Mond said. “I wouldn’t have any preference. I think I fit both. Running the ball isn’t going to hurt me or anything else. Running the ball in the Auburn offense or being more of a pro quarterback in the Texas A&M offense, I think I would fit both very well.”
Mond’s friend, receiver Hezekiah Jones, visited Auburn over the weekend as well.
“He spoke very highly about Auburn because he’s been here two times before this time,” receiver Jones said. “He’s been down here, he knows the ropes around here and he said he likes it a lot. He said it’s beautiful, and it really is.”
Auburn’s recruiting weekend
- 4-star offensive tackle picks Auburn over Alabama
- 4-star quarterback Kellen Mond to choose between Auburn, Texas A&M soon
- 4-star receiver Hezekiah Jones enjoyed visit to Auburn ‘a lot’
- Auburn ‘winning the state’ in recruiting, says Tigers commit
- 4-star linebacker KJ Britt could delay decision
- Linebacker De’Andre Wilder visits Auburn, includes Tigers in top 5