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Ed Orgeron spoke to the media on Monday and was asked about the starters at the wide receiver position now that Ja'Marr Chase has opted out of the season.

Orgeron mentioned veterans Terrace Marshall Jr. and Racey McMath as starters and said that five-star freshman receiver Kayshon Boutte is "locked-in" as a starter as well.

At tight end, it's no surprise that Orgeron is going with Arik Gilbert as the five-star freshman has impressed early on in camp, scoring multiple touchdowns during practice and scrimmage.

"Kayshon Boutte is starting as a freshman. I think that is locked-in," Orgeron said. "Racey McMath... Terrace Marshall has to be our go-to guy. And Arik Gilbert. Those are our top receivers right now."
Orgeron added that senior receiver Jontre Kirklin is having a good camp and freshman Koy Moore is coming along fast despite an early hamstring injury. The Tigers will likely play "6-8 receivers to keep everyone fresh," Orgeron said.

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Miles of Boutte this year
Reply2 months
I'm with you Greeks, I really thought Palmer would take a big step forward. It's still early and no games have been played yet, so it's still a chance he will get his shine on.
Reply2 months
Palmer will see the field plenty. Should be there for Kick off returns and if we use 8 receivers, he is in the top 5 or 6.
2 months
I knew we had receivers so I wasn't worried too much about Chase, it's losing Shevlin that hurt!!!
Reply2 months
I love Chase but these other guys, even though they may lack the SEC experience, I like that Gilbert and Boutte are flying under the radar.
Reply2 months
Gilbert is very much not under radar lol dudes on fire. Huge expectations.
2 months
I think Gilbert is going to tear it up this year.
Reply2 months
we're so lucky to have Gilbert. Our guys don't usually get the pub until the year after they earn it, but Gilbert is already on everyone's radar.
Reply2 months
Obviously the WR group would be better with Chase but this could still be the top unit in the SEC by the end of the year.
Reply2 months
That’s a pretty talented group right there even without Chase. Should be fun to watch.
Reply2 months
Shocked that Palmer hasn’t been mentioned. Thought he would have a big part to play in the offense for 2020.
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