Christian Kirk wasn’t the only receiver on Texas A&M who had a big game. Kirk’s monster numbers overshadowed what was probably the best overall game played by true freshman Jhamon Ausbon. If the Aggies do in fact lose Kirk to the NFL, the position is in good hands.
Ausbon has clearly earned the trust of quarterback Nick Starkel. Starkel targeted Ausbon early and often against Wake Forest. He made the most of his targets, compiling 12 catches for 112 and one touchdown.
As a true freshman, Ausbon started in the majority of Texas A&M’s games this season. He’s shown flashes of brilliance, but hasn’t been extremely consistent in his productivity. He proved that he can be a number one receiver in the near future this game. I think his success in the Belk Bowl will carry over into the off-season, and next season as well.
Ausbon is a big bodied receiver. He’s 6-foot-2 220 pounds and looks all of it. He may be an underclassman, but he is built like a grown man. If he can learn to better use his size to his advantage, he has the potential to be one of the best pass catchers in the SEC next year.