For you personally – were you surprised that they decided to play you this season?
I was very surprised because I felt like I had to wait my turn like all of the other freshman. But I got a chance to come in and play early.
Coach Richt said the other day that your conditioning had a lot to do with you playing. How did you get yourself ready this summer?
I came in early and worked out with the team. I just looked up to the older guys and did what they did. I followed what those guys did.
Being from Florida, how difficult is it to be away from home right now?
It's ok; I was ready to get away from home. It's a new thing for me – a new experience that I am taking advantage of.
You and a couple of the other guys are not redshirting – do you think it is difficult for the other guys that are redshirting this season? Can you tell a difference in them?
Yes you can tell a difference because they see their buddies out there, and they want to be out there with us. I wish they could be out there with us, but everyone doesn't have the opportunities that me C.J., Marcus, Tripp and others have to come in and play early. I think you can see that they are down, but they are ok.