What was going through when you committed to Miami?
I just really wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. I didn't want to disappoint anybody, but you have to sometimes. I felt it was right for me, I just needed to make sure I had no doubts.
What were the factors that made you comfortable in your decision?
I wanted a place I think I can play at. I also wanted a good education. Those were the two main things. Location wasn't such a big deal.
In your last year of high school what do you plan to do to prepare you for college ball?
I've got to practice as hard as I can everyday and get as good as I possibly can.
What is the biggest strength you think you bring to Miami?
I'm a pretty good long snapper. I'm hoping that I can play that right away. I try to be tenacious.
You mentioned you're a good long snapper, to go along with being a lineman. Have the Miami coaches given you guidance as to how you will fit into their system?
Definitely long snapper. They really need one right now. They told me when I was up there that they wished I didn't have a year left because I could long snap from them right now. I'm also going to be playing center, and it will probably take a little more time to develop there. But, it won't take very long to develop as a long snapper.
Do you see anything you want to improve on in your game before you get to Miami?
I want to get a little bigger, a little faster. Those are the big things when you get to college. It's a lot bigger and a lot faster.
Your dad went to Miami. Often recruits do their best to stay away from where relatives played. Did the fact that your dad was a RedHawk help or hurt Miami's chances during the recruiting process?
When Miami first offered, I wasn't even thinking about them because my dad went there. But he didn't tell me anything, he didn't give me his opinion throughout the whole recruiting process. I just like Miami was the right place for me, not just because of him.
Is he happy now that you're following in his footsteps and becoming a RedHawk?