Incoming Gators Q&A: Latroy Pittman

The Gator Nation is growing and the 2012 recruiting class is coming together. A few of the commits will be enrolling early and will be on the Florida campus in January. FightinGators.com is taking a few minutes to talk to the incoming freshmen, so you can get to know these guys you'll see on the field at the Swamp.

Name: Latroy Pittman

Hometown: Citra, FL

Position: WR

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Q: What number do you want? Why?

A: Hopefully 11, but if not 11, something lower than that. I wore it in high school.

Q: Who are you planning on rooming with at Florida?

A: Willie Bailey.

Q: Who inspires you?

A: My mom. Just to see her struggling all through life, makes me want to make things better for her.

Q: What are you going to major in?

A: Probably a double major in business and psychology.

Q: What are you most excited about about coming to Florida?

A: Coming in and seeing that locker with my name on it, my jersey with my name on it, things like that. First day of practice, first day of school, like a little kid when he turns five years old, going off to kindergarten for the first time. New people, new environment.

Q: What's your favorite football memory?

A: My first high school touchdown ever. I was a freshman on varsity, we played Nease, one of the powerhouses. I was only a freshman on varsity, that was one of my favorite football memories.

Q: What's your most embarrassing moment on the field?

A: I had caught a pass, and I ran to the sideline, and I tried to stiff arm the guy, we have a track on our sideline that's like concrete, it's slippery when you're running. I fell and slipped, and rolled on the ground. It was kinda embarrassing because I'm supposed to be athletic and things like that.

Q: How did you get started playing football?

A: I just wanted to play. I just loved it, I really can't tell you. I told my mom I wanted to play football, and ever since then…now I'm where I am now.

Q: When did you know it was definitely what you wanted to do with your life?

A: It really kicked in I would say like my seventh grade year, like in those years, I could really make something really happen with this.

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

A: To read minds. Just to manipulate people, get in their head, see what they're thinking about.

Q: What's your favorite thing to do when you're not playing football?

A: Watch football, just relax, play football, like the games, stuff like that. Hang out with family and friends.

Q: If you could share the field with any athlete past or present, who would it be?

A: He's a defensive player, but I would say Ray Lewis. Just to be around that emotion he has for the game, passion he has for the game, how is vocally on the field.

Q: What's your favorite movie?

A: Friday.

Q: What's the most played song on your ipod?

A: Anything Tom G or Lil Wayne.

Q: What's your favorite pre-game ritual?

A: I don't think I really have a ritual, I just listen to music, mess around with my teammates, I don't really have a routine that I do every time.

Q: What's something about you that surprises people?

A: I would say how smart I am, because I'm always kind of clowning around.

Q: Want to be remembered?

A: Once I leave, I just want people to be like ‘he's a great guy, he's a hard worker, someone who came daily and gave his all, I want to be around that guy, I would play for that guy or vote for that guy,' things like that.

Q: What are 3 things you can't live without?

A: It's obvious. Air, food, and water. Haha.

Q: Haha. I was going more metaphorical, but if you want to take it literally than that is fine. Well played, well played.

A: Nah, I would say cell phone, that's like lifeline right there. Entertainment, you need entertainment, tv, dvds, movies, things like that, games.

Q: I see what you did there. You fit like 10 things under one thing. Anything else people should know about you?

A: I want people to know that I'm real, an outgoing guy, and I'll keep you laughing. If you allow me, you will laugh.


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