Hugh Freeze has already won his first transfer portal battle.
Auburn receiver Ze'Vian Capers announced his plans to enter the transfer portal on Nov. 1 but the Tigers decision to hire Freeze has caused him to change his mind. According to Keith Niebuhr of Auburn Live he no longer plans to enter the transfer portal and will return to Auburn.
Capers has spent three seasons at Auburn and likes Freeze’s history of developing quarterbacks and using bigger receivers, Capers is 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds.
“Yes I do plan on staying at Auburn,” Capers told Niebuhr. “I’ve decided to come back because (new Tigers coach) Hugh Freeze has a great track record with developing quarterbacks and using big-body receivers in his offense and I know I would thrive in his offense.”
The Cumming, Georgia, native has caught 14 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in 14 games on the Plains. He caught one pass last season.
He flashed his potential as a freshman but did not take the next step and is looking to breakout in Freeze’s offense which places a greater emphasis on passing the ball.
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