On coming to Miami:
The opportunity came up in the last few months. Out of high school this was not an option for me. It was Texas Tech, Florida, and a few small schools. I chose Texas Tech and got to experience that but realized that wasn’t for me. I wanted to come here and the experience has been good so far.
On whether he considered UM out of high school:
No. It wasn’t an option for me. I could have gone here but I wasn’t really looking here because other schools had interest in me as a preferred walkon.
On growing up a Miami fan:
I’m not really in particular a big sports fan but I don’t have particular teams. He’d get invited to some games and we’d come root for them. But I didn’t really have a team in particular.
On his father’s accomplishments here:
He never really talked about it. When I was growing up, his career was ending and he wanted what was best for me. He supported all my decisions.
On his history of playing football:
I started playing football my junior year in high school. He never pressured me into playing. I always liked basketball. One day I tried out for football and I really liked it. Since then he helped me get here.
On what made him start playing:
It was spontaneous. One day I felt like trying something new. He didn’t pressure me into anything. One day I decided. I went out, liked it, and I’ve been playing ever since.
On being a backup:
That’s always tough. I’ve been learning a lot. The coaches have been light on me with mistakes. It’s only been a few weeks. I’ve been learning behind Brad. The coaches and other quarterbacks have helped me a lot.
On Brad Kaaya:
Brad and I are the same age. I see myself taking this next year as a learning experience and letting him do his thing. Of course I want to play but it’s not my decision. I (can play this year). I did not lose a year.
On his experience so far:
Everything is nice. Florida weather, you can’t beat it. I love the campus life. So far it’s been great and I hope it’s going to be a great experience.