Interview: A.J. Highsmith

Read on to see what sophomore quarterback A.J. Highsmith was saying after practice today.

On progress:
We're working hard. Hopefully all the hard work has paid off.

On what he needs to work on:
Just staying prepared, working on little things like fundamentals, footwork and things I'll work on during the offseason.

On the backup QB competition:
We're gonna wait and see how it plays out. We're not worried about it.

On where it's at:
Everything is even, they divide everyone by three.

On what's most impressive about Stephen Morris:
Most of all his arm strength. He can make all the throws. He made a throw today and that makes you sit back and say ‘man he can really throw'.

On Spencer Whipple:
He knows the mental part of the game real well. He knows the plays, checks. He'll be in meeting room, on the drawing board, and he'll remember all the little things. You can tell he studies playbook a lot.

On his improvements:
Probably my confidence, in the huddle, making plays, and having fun out there.

On the scrimmage:
I was excited. The defense, especially the DLine, played real well. We had a few turnovers. I was disappointed. We made a lot of plays but showed a lot of ups and downs.

On the big day from the RB's:
Anytime we can get big gains on the ground makes our job easier. Anytime you see that, them running well, it helps.

On the turnovers:
Couple were mine. One I forced downfield and was late. It was my bad. I don't point fingers. I'm the quarterback and the one throwing them.

On not Jacory Harris: He's there. He's on the side every play. He's been real supportive the whole spring. One time he showed me how to slid protection, get more time to throw the ball, especially with the blitz, and where to put it.


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