A budding relationship

CLEMSON - If the spring game proves to be a preview of things to come, the connection between Cole Stoudt and Jordan Leggett will be a fruitful one.

Leggett led all pass catchers with seven receptions for 59 yards and was just one of two players to catch a touchdown during the Orange and White game. Stoudt, who was his quarterback in the game, completed 15 of 23 passes for 158 yards with two touchdowns.

The duo hooked up early and often during the White team's 24-5 win, so it's no wonder Leggett offered a glowing review of Stoudt afterwards.

"He really knows how to lead an offense. Just his demeanor, coming in the footsteps of Tajh Boyd, he's really caught onto everything that's been going on with the offense," Leggett said. "When he gets out there to lead the offense, he knows exactly what to do. He knows where to put people. It's really helpful to have a quarterback like that that has experience."

The spring game performance is one that Leggett hopes to build off of during his sophomore season.

"Hopefully, this will give me a chance to start a new trend," he said. "Just getting out there and being a leader in receiving for the day, hopefully that just gives me the opportunity to go out there and be the starting tight end, going into the summer."

Leggett added, "I had a great spring last season, so it's just a matter of building on it now, from here on, to try to get better and try to get the coaches to trust me a little bit more."

But there are a few things he wants to work on before things kickoff in Athens.

"I know the passing game, for me, is there, but I try to work on my blocking, work on my pass set and stuff like that," Leggett said. "But, I mean, I've still got a lot of things to improve on. I can do some of that this summer, like just working."

When asked to brag about himself, Leggett offered the following:

"My routes have just been really good. I don't have to slow down when I get to a guy, to make a cut. I can do it full speed. My hands are good…I'm dependable. In big situations, like a jump ball or something like that, I'm really good at that. In high school, that's all I did. They just threw it up to me. No DB really compares to my size or anything, so it's just easy for me to get over him."

It's probably safe to assume that Stoudt feels the same way about his 6-5, 240-pound tight end.

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