"Jacob made himself a player coming out of high school just because of his work ethic," Rich Rodriguez said. "He is a guy that would train above and beyond and I think that’s what he’s done.
"He’s obviously learned our system, he’s a smart guy, but football is so important to him that all of the fundamental stuff that he did got him ready."
"He’s a great player, one of the best in the country," Rodriguez said. "He runs hard, he’s fast, he’s physical. He has a lot of skill, one of the best there is.
"He is comparable to Ka’Deem. I think he’s faster and also some of the guys in our league, some of the more physical guys in our league, he reminds me of those guys."
"Tra’Mayne has a knack to make plays and I think that has been him throughout his whole career," Rodriguez said. "I think he is in better shape now than he was at the beginning of the season.
"Football is really important to him and he's played like it. I think he is playing his best football right now. From a maturity and focus standpoint, this season it has been on an upward trend the whole year."
"I remember I was in a hotel room in Ann Arbor in really cold weather," he said. "They played really, really well. I was compelled to watch, but it was hard to watch."