The competition is about to heat up for four-star, dual-threat quarterback Kellen Mond, and Auburn could have the early advantage.
Mond announced Wednesday evening that he has decommitted from Baylor in light of the sexual assault scandal that led to coach Art Briles’ firing last week.
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— .. Kellen™ ♛ ♰ ♛ (@TheKellenMond) June 1, 2016
The interest appears to be mutual for both the Tigers and Mond. The Bradenton, Fla., native tweeted an Auburn-themed picture last weekend, and Mond would be an ideal fit in Gus Malzahn’s offense, which is tailored for dual-threat quarterbacks. The Tigers currently do not have a quarterback signed for its Class of 2017 and lack a long-term answer at the position.
Auburn will have plenty of competition within its own conference, however. Mond reportedly has offers from SEC foes UGA, LSU and Texas A&M. Ohio State, Miami and Clemson have also expressed interest.
Mond is rated as the No. 103 player nationally and the No. 4 dual-threat QB in the Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.