"The spring is going good so far. I have been working out and playing hard. I love the new coaching staff, they are a great group of guys that want to win, so I am just excited for next year."
Talk about you recent change to fullback.
"The coaches switched me up, I am playing fullback, H-back, and tight end on short yardage and goal line situations. It is just a good opportunity for me to get on the field. I am so excited, I like to play and I like to hit people, so they are giving me a chance."
Will this change be permanent?
"I don't know yet, I have not really talked with the coaches about that. It sounds like it is going to be, because they need a guy there. But, I am still a long-snapper too."
Are you still practicing with the offensive line?
"I am strictly full time with the running backs. I am with them in their meetings, learning the offense."
What has been the toughest adjustment from offensive line to fullback?
"It is more running and stuff like that, but I have always been a pretty decent athlete. I just love hitting people and I guess they saw that on film and they gave me a shot back there. It is definitely a different position, you have to be a lot smarter. Right now I am just playing football. They want me to get after guys, so I am just going to go out there and do it."
Did you play fullback in high school?
"I played a little tight end in high school and played the goal line tight end in high school. I was never in the backfield, but my freshman year I played fullback on the scout team and I did pretty well. I think that is one of the reasons they are giving me a shot there next season."
What is your weight right now?
"Right now I am at 290 pounds, but I am moving pretty good. If I move to fullback permanently, I will have to cut some weight down."
Will you primarily be a blocking fullback, or can you be used as part of the offense also?
"They need a guy to come in there and block, but I can move a little bit, and I have decent hands so I can be a threat in getting the ball too. They are looking for guys that want to play and I am one of those guys."
Are you long snapping for field goals and punts?
"I am just doing punts right now. That is going well, I have been snapping pretty decent. I have to keep that up because I know that is important too."
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