"Right now, it is going pretty good. I am working on getting my strength and agility back. As of right now, I am 85%. They told me that I will be ready to go full speed by two-a-days."
I bet it was frustrating not being able to play this past season after redshirting your true freshman season.
"At first it was, but I stopped looking at it that way. I know that things happen for a reason. I guess it was something that God wanted to carry me through, so I left it at that."
What were you able to do during the spring?
"Just get back in the groove. I was learning my plays again and running routes. It was a productive spring despite my leg keeping me from doing everything I wanted to do."
What were you able to accomplish the first part of the summer?
"I was able to come and run. It was going pretty good, but my knee wasn't used to it and it swelled up. I had to quit for a while, but I'm back into the groove now. There was nothing wrong. My leg just had to get used to the pounding again."
What are you able to do in the second part of the summer?
"I can do pretty much everything now."
Are you able to go through everything that all the other players are able to do during the Mike Grant workouts?
"Yeah, I can do everything."
Is there any mental tentativeness on your part due to the injury?
"No, I'm doing everything I need to do."
What are your hopes for this team this coming season?
"I think we are going to be pretty good because it seems like everybody is coming together. That is something that we didn't have last year."
Individually, what are your hopes for this season?
"The one thing on my mind right now is getting on the field and helping the team. That's all."
Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at email@example.com.