"I loved it. I liked the stadium and the locker room. Everything about the program impressed [me] from the academic level, to football facilities and coaching staff. I loved it all."
What was your impression of meeting coach Jerry Kill for the first time?
"Man coach Kill is a one of a kind guy. He's a great person and when I looked in his eyes I knew he was a winner. You can tell he's a player's coach and he loves the job he does.
"I knew in my heart and believe he's gonna get this Minnesota program back on track and get us off to a good season. I'm telling you he's a great guy and everywhere he's been he has been a winner. I know he's gonna take us to a good bowl game."
Do you have any personal or team goals for next season?
"Yes I wanna help get this team back to a bowl game. And I also wanna help this team have a winning season and I will do my all to help us do so."
Got that Thorpe award in mind?
"Yes sir! I plan on winning that Thorpe. I will strive to be the best corner in college football. And I can promise some turnovers will come if teams throw this way."
Did coach Kill talk to you are coming in right away and competing for a starting spot?
Yes he knows I'm a competitor and coming to get me from Juco…he's coming to get me to come in and have a immediate impact and compete for a starting job."
What do you bring as a player and teammate to a football team?
"I bring leadership on and off the field. I also treat my teammates like brothers. It's more then just football. I try my best to be there for my teammates on and off the field. I also bring a lot of energy to my team I will be sure to keep everyone hyped."
Do you have any idea what you want to major in yet?
Have you picked out a number yet?
"I want the number one, two or seven."