On the break before bowl prep:
We took this time off to get better. I’ve been working hard to getting back out there as soon as possible.
On being ready to play again:
I’m real close and I feel really good out there.
On returning for his senior season:
I’m 100-percent on coming back. It’s not even a question.
On his injury:
It feels good. I’ve been getting reps out there and don’t have any problems with it.
Why he’s definitely coming back next season:
Because I feel like with another year it’ll be good. We haven’t won yet and I feel like we should win. I want to come back with the guys. This is a great place to be at and I’m not ready for the NFL yet.
On his NFL draft grade:
I haven’t gotten one back yet.
On winning the bowl game:
It’s very important to bring momentum going into the next year. The young guys are coming in and getting good looks. We have to win this game for each other.
On South Carolina:
They’re a good team. They’re 6-6 but they have a lot of weapons, a good offense. It’ll be a good challenge.