The Tigers have put fall camp in their rear view mirror and have now begun preparations for the top-five matchup with Georgia on September 4 in Charlotte.
With that in mind, now is a good time to go back and look at who really stood out during camp.
Will Shipley: The freshman running back has done nothing but impress since he stepped foot on campus. Coaches and players both have spoken highly of the former five star recruit. This kid is set to make an immediate impact on this team, something not so easily done by a first-year running back in this offense.
Marcus Tate: One more freshman that has done nothing but impress since enrolling early. Tate has been so good that it’s beginning to look like he could be the starting left guard, with Matt Bockhorst sliding over to center. Not just any freshman can come in and start along the offensive line. That should speak volumes about how well Tate has performed up to this point.
Andrew Booth Jr: After an injury riddled sophomore season, Booth is primed for a big year. He is as healthy as he’s ever been and is already having his name mentioned as a potential first round pick. The Tigers need that lockdown cover corner and Booth is that guy.
Ajou Ajou: The second year receiver has made big strides over the offseason. Ajou was absolutely dominant at times during camp. If the Tigers weren’t so deep at receiver, Ajou might be pushing for a starting role but as it is he is in line for plenty of reps in 2021.
Lannden Zanders: After basically playing most of last season with just one shoulder, Zannders is fully healthy. He also looks like a different player. It’s evident he’s been putting in the work in the weight room. After some inconsistency last season, Zanders is looking to have a much better showing in 2021.
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