The roster churn at the FBS level continues even with a new season looming, with an AAC program the latest beneficiary of the portal.
According to 247Sports.com, Richard McBryde has been added to SMU’s roster. The linebacker had entered the NCAA transfer database in March of this year, the first step in what was eventually a parting of ways with Auburn.
As McBryde comes to the Mustangs as a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately this coming season. Not only that, but McBride will have another season of eligibility in his pocket for next year as well.
McBryde was a four-star member of AU’s 2015 recruiting class, rated as the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 8 player at any position in the state of Alabama.
Despite the recruiting pedigree, McBryde played in just 23 games during his time with the Tigers. None of those appearances came in 2018 as he missed all of last season because of a neck injury.
The same website that confirmed McBryde’s addition also noted that he is the 16th transfer Sonny Dykes has brought into the program. Those include Texas quarterback Shane Buechele (HERE), Nebraska safety Cam’ron Jones (HERE), Arkansas cornerback Chevin Calloway (HERE), Boston College offensive lineman Thomas Shelmire (HERE), FAU wide receiver DeAndre McNeal (HERE) and Alabama tight end Kendrick James (HERE).