AUBURN, Ala. — Days ago, Auburn commit Marquis McClain flirted with the idea of taking an official visit to Mississippi State.
The idea appears to have lost a bit of steam since then.
“I don’t really know,” McClain said of possibly taking that visit. “It was just a thought.”
His reconsideration comes on the heels of his official visit to Auburn this weekend, where it would appear he has solidified his commitment to the Tigers.
“I’m definitely solid,” McClain told SEC Country. “Definitely solid. I’m not going to change up. The only reason I may change up is if something major happens, and that probably won’t happen.”
The three-star receiver from Crestview, Fla., says his visit was eye-opening. He spoke at length with coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Conversations varied from the program’s quarterback situation to how the staff envisions utilizing him.
“They really didn’t sugarcoat anything this time,” McClain said. “They let me know what is going to happen come summertime. It was more eye-opening.”
At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, McClain says the staff plans on playing him inside and outside. He alluded to how former wide receivers Sammie Coates and Duke Williams were utilized during their tenures at Auburn.
He also had the chance to interact with several commits and targets, including four-star receivers Kyle Davis, Eli Stove and Nate Craig-Myers, the only uncommitted receiver of the group.
“At first, I thought he was already committed,” McClain said of Myers. “But I forgot he de-committed. So, I was thinking he was already a Tiger. But it definitely would be nice if he was here and he committed.”
McClain is the No. 70 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 58 prospect in the state of Florida.
All rankings and ratings are according to the 247Sports Composite.