Q&A with Aron White

ATHENS - Dawg Post sits down with redshirt freshman tight end Aron White.

Parker Morgan: How nice is it to finally have a chance to play this Saturday?

Aron White: It feels good. It's been about two years since I've actually felt the thrill of the game and stuff like that, so it's an exciting time. I'm just trying to take it all in. My family is real excited, coming down to see me and everything. I just want to get out there and see what I can do, and see how I stack up.

PM: How tough is the redshirt year?

AW: It's real rough, but I think it was worth it in the end. It's hard to come in as a freshman and learn. A lot of people get thrown out there and they're not fully ready. They have to learn as they go. By the end of the season they look like they've done it their whole life, but it's tough to go out there and not know what's up. I think it's really worth it to sit that year out. But it's tough to see your team down there celebrating, like Florida games. You might not always travel or be there to celebrate.

PM: What do you see your role in the offense being?

AW: I'm willing to do whatever they want me to do. I've got positions on several special teams however deep I am. Any way I can see the field I'm willing to. I see myself, we get out there in a double tight situation and stuff like that. Somebody needs a blow. I think I can help this offense, but I don't think I'm somebody that's going to be Knowshon Moreno out there first year but I'm just going to do whatever I need to do.

PM: Would you say your speed is your biggest asset?

AW: I think my speed, getting out there and moving in the open field. I think that's how I kind of made a name for myself in high school. Hopefully that will carry over and I can go out there and make some plays.

PM: How tough is the blocking aspect of the position?

AW: It's always a struggle. Pushing guys like Demarcus Dobbs, guys weighing 290 pounds, it's hard to push guys like that around. It's a struggle, but it's something I think the coaches think I'm capable of doing.

PM: What's your take on Logan Gray returning punts?

AW: Logan's a tremendous athlete. Coming up, he's always been one of the fastest guys even in the state I'd say in high school. He got here and he's out there competing with our wide receivers and (defensive backs) and stuff. I think he can be just a much of a weapon as any one of them. He returned kicks in high school and did pretty well. I think the sky's the limit for him and I'm just glad to see him out on the field.

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