His mother certainly would never have approved of foolish behavior. He's still not sure what he'll do to honor her during the season, but he knows he wants to find a way to keep her memory close to him at all times.
"I have thought about it but I haven't come up with anything yet. I am pretty sure I will," he said. "She was so happy with my decision to come here. She was becoming good friends with Pat's mom. There were a lot of relationships going on for her here.
She's not going to be here with me, but that doesn't mean I can't keep her here in my heart and mind. I'm going to do all I can to play well and honor her because I know how proud she was of me and how excited she was about the opportunity I have here now."