GEELONG has wasted no time in passing on modern-day great Gary Ablett's No.4, while boom recruit Jeremy Cameron has been honoured with the Cats' most famous number of all time.

Shaun Higgins will wear Gary jnr's No.4 in 2021, while Cameron has been handed the No.5, made famous by iconic Geelong champions Graham 'Polly' Farmer and Gary Ablett snr.

Ablett jnr wore No.29 in his first nine seasons at the Cats, but returned in 2018 to wear the No.4 following his seven-year stint at Gold Coast.

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After leaving the Western Bulldogs at the end of 2014, Higgins (who joined the Cats during the Trade Period despite having a contract with North Melbourne) has worn No.4 for the past six seasons.  

Recruits Isaac Smith, Jeremy Cameron and Shaun Higgins on Monday, December 14, at GMHBA Stadium. Picture: AAP Photos

The Cats did not muck around with dual premiership player Harry Taylor's number either, giving his No.7 to former Hawk Isaac Smith. Smith wore No.16 in his 10 seasons at Hawthorn but that number is taken by 2019 draftee Sam De Koning.

The Cats officially unveiled Cameron on Monday, alongside fellow recruits Higgins and Smith.

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The 27-year-old star forward, who departed GWS in a blockbuster trade last month, said he was keen to put a disappointing 2019 season behind him and quickly make an impression at his new club.

Geelong boom recruit Jeremy Cameron models his new jumper on Monday, December 14. Picture: AAP Photos

"I want to have my best season I've ever had," Cameron told reporters.

"I don't want to set low goals. I want to set a really high standard and train really hard over the summer and I've already started that probably about six weeks ago.

"So I feel like I'm moving well."

Cameron has worn No.18 at Greater Western Sydney but Charlie Constable has ownership of that one.

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The No.5 is free after the injury-cursed Nakia Cockatoo departed Geelong during this year's Trade Period and accepted an offer from Brisbane.