Hefney is a wiry 5-10, 172-pound freshman who offsets his lack of size with explosiveness and toughness. Fellows is a 6-foot, 185-pound redshirt freshman who has improved as a tackler on a weekly basis since the season began.
As important as run support is, cornerbacks face tremendous pressure everytime an opposing quarterback throws deep. Hefney and Fellows passed that test with flying colors last Saturday in Columbia.
''Those guys are beginning to play well,'' Slade said. ''On those (long pass) plays, they need to grade 100 percent. It was good he and Jonathan graded 100 percent on those plays when they were challenged deep.''