Q&A with Tavarres King

ATHENS - Dawg Post sits down with freshman wide out Tavarres King.

Parker Morgan: Are you back to full strength now after your injury?

Tavarres King: I feel good. I don't feel exactly 100 (percent) but I feel good. I feel like I can go out and do what I do.

PM: Was it on the long pass play when you were injured?

TK: It was the next series. I was blocking for Knowshon. And the pile just kind of rolled up on my leg and reinjured the same angle.

PM: How badly did you want to score on that play?

TK: I'm a competitor. I always want to be on the field. You show what you can do in practice so that you can get on the field. I think that week I kind of had a tough practice and they threw me in there I guess to build my confidence up and it sure did.

PM: How tough is it coming back from an injury?

TK: Mentally it's real tough. It's kind of a bittersweet thing. You caught a long ball and almost scored and then, bam, an injury. I just had to keep my focus. The guys helped with that. They told me they've been through some things. (Mohamed), Demiko especially. It kind of helped for them to talk to me and just let me know I'm not alone.

PM: What are you hoping to improve on over the rest of the season?

TK: I don't think you can ever learn enough about this game. I think some of the greats would tell you that. I need to keep being a student of the game and doing what I do. Focusing and putting in extra work, things like that.

PM: How has this year been for you so far?

TK: It's amazing. Coming in I knew that this team was a championship caliber team and that's our goal. We just want to win one by one, but on top of that we want to put some plaques on that board over there.

PM: What's the adjustment from high school like?

TK: It's awesome. It's cool to be playing with such great guys. But the transition's been pretty rough. Going from being the man to just being a man. It's a lot different. The terminology of the game has changed and things like that. Everything's just more wide open.


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