Auburn is counting on its receivers to step up following the departures of Darius Slayton and Ryan Davis. In Saturday’s A-Day, Seth Williams (the game’s MVP), Matthew Hill and Eli Stove all impressed. Super speedster Anthony Schwartz, who figures to get a share of targets and touches, was with the track team and did not play. Hill believes that Auburn has more depth than other schools, even the top two teams in the nation.
“We have talent that any normal person probably doesn’t see,” Hill told reporters after the game.
“I know Clemson has Justyn Ross and Alabama has Jerry Jeudy, but those are just main guys,” he added when speaking about AU’s depth.
ABC Birmingham reporter Patrick Brickman captioned the clip with “Auburn’s Matthew Hill thinks the Tigers have the best wide receivers in the nation,” though Hill doesn’t say anything about best in the brief clip tweeted.
“I know Clemson has Justyn Ross and Alabama has Jerry Jeudy, but those are just main guys.”
Auburn’s Matthew Hill thinks the Tigers have the best wide receivers in the nation. pic.twitter.com/mzcZJdFGsh
— Patrick Brickman (@PatrickBrickman) April 14, 2019
Jeudy is elite and arguably the most prominent of the Tide wideouts, but Hill seems to be forgetting Iron Bowl rivals Jaylen Waddle and Henry Ruggs III. The pair combined for 1,589 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. And while Ross led Clemson with 1,000 yards, Tee Higgins wasn’t far behind with 936 receiving yards. Amari Rodgers and the finally finished Hunter Renfrow also each cleared the 500-yard mark.
Some fans are interpreting it as a shot fired:
— Ed Rambo (@RollTide_1971) April 14, 2019
— Clemson Football (@Tigers_Clemson1) April 14, 2019