The Texas A&M Football team has an opportunity to lead the SEC in return yards in 2021
Look around college football. Who has a more versatile return man than the Texas A&M Football team does with Ainias Smith? The argument could be made that there are a few better but within the SEC, there isn’t a single more proven tackle-breaking, elusive returner than Smith.
Smith is already receiving preseason recognition, being named as a Preseason First-Team All-SEC returner. Among other factors, the shifty Smith should be the driving force behind a TAMU special teams unit that is due for a breakout season.
Last year, the Aggies finished dead last in the SEC in return yards, mainly due to the fact that they didn’t have many attempts overall. Jimbo Fisher was safe with the ball, finishing with the fewest turnovers in the conference. This coming season, you can expect them to make the jump all the way to the top in return yards.
With an inexperienced offense, the Aggies will look to get every bit of juice out of their return man that they can. Each yard will count as a fresh quarterback will be under center in one of the toughest conferences in the country.
Smith has the versatility to make plays in the rushing game and passing game, but this coming season, he’ll likely make huge strides in the return game.