You obviously transferred in from Northeastern. How much of a transition has it been to this level of football and what have you been focused on?
Camp is going pretty well, just learning the play book and everything. You know, just adjusting to the system and getting everything right has been the biggest thing.
Coming from the Northeast, how have you adjusted to this heat?
I'm originally from Dallas so I'm a little used to it but being in Boston the last few years, it's a lot tougher going through it.
Coming from Boston, were you familiar with coach O'Brien before you transferred to NC State?
I knew a little bit about coach O'Brien. I had some friends that knew them and a lot of parents were telling me all about the coaches and all I heard were great things about them.
What has it been like to play for coach Willis?
It's been great. He actually went to Northeastern as well so we share that common bond. There are a couple of things that we can relate to. He's just a good coach and expects you to do more than just your job. He expects you to go over the top.
Having been a linebacker at one point, do some of the skills from that position transfer over and help when you make the move to defensive end?
They help out a lot actually. There's a lot of similar things that you do from both positions but it's still just football and you have to go out and make plays.
You have just one year here at NC State. Does that put any pressure on you to make a good showing in a short period of time?
That is true but also I'm hoping to win as team and do the best we can as a team and win as many games as we can.
If it works out that you don't end up playing professional football, what's your plans for after NC State?
I'm definitely going to grad school and try to pursue getting my MBA regardless of whether pro football is in or out. I'm trying to get an MBA in business in the marketing or finance sector.