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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Aggie Snapshot: S Clay Honeycutt

By Sam Khan Jr.

During the summer, GigEmNation will take a closer look at returning starters and other key players on the two-deep for Texas A&M -- excluding the Aggies' 2013 recruiting class -- that could make notable impact this fall in our Aggie Snapshot series. Starting with No. 1 De'Vante Harris, the series will follow the roster numerically through our final analysis of No. 95 Julien Obioha.

No. 25 Clay Honeycutt
Junior safety

Impact thus far: Honeycutt redshirted his true freshman season, played on special teams in 2011 and appeared in seven games. Last season, an injury prevented him from playing most of the season and Honeycutt appeared in the final game of the season, the AT&T Cotton Bowl, recording a pass breakup.

Expectations for 2013: In the spring, Honeycutt was No. 2 on the depth chart at free safety behind Floyd Raven. A healthy Honeycutt is a likely contributor for the Aggies and he showed well during the Maroon-and-White spring game.

Best-case scenario in 2013: Honeycutt plays in every game this fall and contributes significantly at both at safety and on special teams.

Worst-case scenario in 2013: Honeycutt plays sparingly and has a minimal role in the fall.

Future impact: The 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety likely would have been a contributor last season if not for an injury, but his ability, instincts and veteran presence will be an asset to the Aggies this fall and next. Should Raven struggle in his transition from corner to safety, Honeycutt should be able to bring a stabilizing presence and he can also be a solid special teams contributor. A former high school quarterback, Honeycutt is a versatile athlete.