Spring Practice Stand Outs to Watch for in Saturday Spring Games Across the SEC

Spring time is upon us, which means the college football technically starts with a full round of spring games this Saturday. In this article, I identify some players for several SEC teams that have gotten alot of talk early in spring practice that could be good to keep your eyes on on Saturday and in 2024.
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WR, Cam Coleman (Auburn) – Since he arrived on campus, the five-star receiver from Phenix City, Alabama who starred at 7A state power, Central High School has not disappointed.

Not only is Coleman performing, but he looks the part as well. According to www.on3.com , Coleman is ranked as the number four player nationally, and number two receiver in the class of 2024.

With the Tigers needing a boost at receiver, watch for Coleman to emerge as one of the standouts even as a true freshman.

PK, Towns McGough (Auburn)

McGough is undoubtedly the backup placekicker heading into 2024 behind returning Auburn Tigers starting placekicker, Alex McPherson, but went 7-7 on field goals in Auburn’s scrimmage last week.

So while it may not be worth noting for this year, Auburn appears to be set up for the future on the plains with McGough who decided on the Tigers despite other SEC offers which could have had him starting sooner.

QB, Payton Thorne (Auburn)

This may be surprising to many, but Auburn Tigers quarterback Payton Thorne is looking a lot more comfortable down on the plains so far in spring practice.

LockedOn Auburn’s, Zach Blackerby goes into detail on how Thorne has progressed so far this spring.

Thorne seems to have unequivocal support from his head coach, Hugh Freeze who made it clear in a recent press conference that Thorne is the clear cut starting quarterback for the Tigers.