When Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring from Clemson, several SEC teams were interested in him, including Mizzou, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Auburn.

Bryant eventually chose to transfer to Missouri, and has already been named the team’s starting quarterback for the 2019 season.

On Monday at SEC Media Days, he was asked about why he picked Mizzou over Auburn. As you can see below, he said he wanted to go to Auburn out of high school, but this time around, his heart told him to head to Missouri:


“They weren’t one of the first schools to contact me,” Bryant said. “It was probably like three or four weeks after I announced. That was one of the schools I wanted to go to out of high school, so I took a visit there. Like I said, though, at the end of the day, something in me was telling me to go to Missouri. I enjoyed my visit there at Auburn as well, but at the end of the day, I had one year to get it right, and I felt like Missouri’s the best position for me to be in.”

Auburn, of course, will decide between Joey Gatewood and Bo Nix as quarterback for the 2019 season. We’ll see how they fare compared to Bryant at Mizzou.