Clemson football cornerback Kyler McMichael will be looking to get ahead of the competition with a big time spring performance.
Clemson football spring practice is underway and one of the question marks coming into the spring has to do with the cornerback slot opposite-side of AJ Terrell.
Terrell will come into this season as an All-ACC and potential All-American caliber player. But, who will fill the shoes that Trayvon Mullen left behind?
The leader in the clubhouse, currently, is sophomore Kyler McMichael.
His competition is fierce, despite the fact that it really won’t be on campus until later this summer.
The battle for cornerback…
Right now, the cornerback depth chart breaks down like this:
AJ Terrell is the starter at one spot with Mario Goodrich penciled in as his back-up. Kyler McMichael is the first man out for the opposite-side cornerback with redshirt sophomore LeAnthony Williams behind him. True-freshman Sheridan Jones will also be looking to earn playing time.
In the spring, McMichael will be battling Williams and Goodrich, as well as Jones, for the right to be listed as the starter. In the fall, though, he’ll have to battle true-freshman Andrew Booth- a 5-star prospect who certainly has all the skills to come in and start right away.
That means McMichael needs to jump ahead now.
He needs to have a good spring to go ahead and put some distance between him and the field. It’s a huge opportunity for him and it’s one that I think we’ll see McMichael take advantage of.
He played really well in spots last season for the Tigers and I think McMichael has all the skill necessary to be a really good cornerback at the collegiate level and beyond.
It’s just time for him to step up and take control of that spot.