Q: How was the First Day?
A: I had a little bit of butterflies, but that is a good thing. It means I am excited and ready to focus on the things I need to do.
Q: How has the experience of graduating early been?
A; I can not imagine having to come in on a later date than I did. There is a lot of stuff to learn. You have to make a lot of adjustments as a player and I would recommend graduating early to anyone. It is a nice head start on learning to balance the school work and football. It is a big help.
Q: What was the biggest adjustment today?
A: Just the speed of practice. High school practice was a much slower pace. You do not slow down here ever. You are always working and doing different stuff with coaches.
Q: What has been the biggest surprise so far?
A: I was surprised about some of the things I was doing wrong. I thought my tackling fundamentals were down but I had to make some adjustments. I also learned some things about playing the linebacker position.
Q: How do you feel about the expectations that the fans have about you?
A: There has been a lot of expectations of me throughout my life. I just worry about myself and getting ready. I can not worry about anything except myself.
Q: What expectations do you have for yourself?
A: I just want to come in and compete. I am only worried about proving my ability to myself. I can not worry about what others think, but you will put too much pressure on yourself if you do that. I just want to do the best I can.
Q: What is your weight right now?
A: I am at 228. I have gained 9 pounds since I have been here.
* Note: Arthur was not allowed to comment about his brother's commitment, per NCAA rules.