Billings Happy To Finally Be A Tiger

Montez Billings talks about finally getting the chance to suit up and play for Auburn.

Auburn, Ala.--Montez Billings grew up as an Auburn fan and now he is getting the chance to step onto the field as a Tiger for the first time this week, and he says that is something that he is very happy about doing.

"It is exciting just to be here," he explains. "Being a part of the Auburn football team just makes you feel good."

The talented receiver, who caught 40 passes for more than 600 yards as a senior, has been in Auburn since June and has been learning to balance college classes and football.

"It's tiring because you have got to get up at five o'clock in the morning to go workout, then go to class and then study hard at night and I have got to get used to it," he says about his daily schedule.

Billings goes up for a pass in Tuesday's practice.

One key for the 6-2, 178-pounder will be to add strength and weight in Coach Kevin Yoxall's strength and conditioning program over the next year. That program is something Billings has already started along with all of the other newcomers, and he notes he has been doing well with the workouts.

Despite making some progress in the summer workout program, Billing's size will likely lead to a redshirt season this year, but he says that does not bother him at all.

"I wouldn't be mad because we probably have the top receiving corps in the nation," he notes. "I probably won't get any playing time this year, but maybe next year. I have got to work my way up."

"I will probably learn a lot from those guys this year so it is probably good for me to just sit back and relax for this year," he continues about having the chance to learn from receivers like Courtney Taylor, Ben Obomanu, Devin Aromashodu and Anthony Mix.

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