How excited are you to play an in-state school like Wake Forest and did they recruit you?
They didn't really recruit me. I don't know anyone over there. It's an in-state game so it's going to be pretty fun rivalry game.
What areas do you think you have made strides in since you started playing more in the middle of the season?
I have just worked hard. We had some injuries that at [my position] and I just had to step in and play a big role at nose guard.
I can tell a big difference from the first game until now, just getting better each week. That is all the coaches are asking for. I [don't feel] like a sophomore any more.
What have you learned playing along side Thomas Teal and T.Y. McGill?
They have taught me a lot since the first time I got here. They've helped me get to where I am at right now. Just how to play the game, how to study and do the little things.
Obviously, you must want to send seniors, like Teal and McGill, out on a high note?
One more game at home, hopefully we can send them off with a bowl game their last year. That is what I want if I'm going out when I'm a senior. Hopefully we can do it for them.
What things would you like to get better at for next year?
Probably get faster, quicker.
What have you seen from Wake Forest's offense?
They are like Syracuse, they pretty much run the same thing. We should be able to do well against them.