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Zips football: Notes from camp - Day 3

By George Thomas Published: August 5, 2013

Making an impression:  For anyone who follows freshman Mykel Traylor-Bennett on Twitter, they know that the Reynoldsburg native arrived on campus for summer school and has been working independently with the team’s quarterbacks, including presumed starter Kyle Pohl.  It looks as if the extra sweat is leading to success.  Of the recruiting class of 2013, there’s little doubt he’s standing out.  The 6-foot-4, 200 lbs. wide receiver definitely possesses the skill set to play wide receiver, snagging everything that’s catchable out of the air.  Coaches have noticed too.

“Because of what he's shown, we've got to get him the ball.  When we get him in any kind of scrimmage situations, we have to get him the football to see if he can make plays,” coach Terry Bowden said.

Traylor-Bennett spent some time working with the first unit for part of  Monday’s practice, a move that is seen as part of seeing what he has over the course of the next 2-3 weeks.

Experiment halted:  During spring practice, the offensive staff moved wide receiver L.T. Smith, who played outside receiver last year, to the slot position.  That experiment is now over.

“After spring we felt he was still better at the outside position.  Once we put him back there, he’s a year better. We gave him a look inside because he’s got a big body,” Bowden said. “It gives us a chance to get four receivers other there playing exactly where they played last year, so we should be able to get better having him at that position.”


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