On the team getting better -
"All we have to do is play like we practice."
On seeing quarterback Joe Dailey's confidence improve -
"I'm sure his confidence is boosted when he makes the throw and I make the big catch."
On committing before senior season -
"I had no high school film or anything. I felt like I had to prove something. [Charlotte Independence coach Tom Knotts] helped me a lot. He still calls me every now and then to check on me."
We're you afraid you might not get a college look, because you had not been able to play?
"I kind of worried about that a little bit, but I didn't let it get to me. I knew I could come and play. I try to think positive all the time and make the best of everything."
On other school's interest after big senior season –
"Coach Knotts said other schools would ask about me – Wake Forest a lot. I was interested in them. I pretty much had my mind made up."
On Ga. Tech's star receiver Calvin Johnson –
"He's a great receiver. He has nice size. I've been watching him coming up through high school."
On similarities with Johnson –
"I'm still a freshman. I've still got some growing to do. Over the years, I think we will."
On his ankle sprain suffered in Miami game –
"I missed the South Florida game, and I was kind of skeptical about the Virginia game. It just got back to normal last week. I just had to rehab it."
On taking a step back and getting a grasp on the offense better while injured –
"I really did. I was in the film room a lot going over the routes I ran against teams we played while I was out."
On biggest improvement this season –
"My route running has gotten a little crisper, I've gotten more physical, and I've picked up a little more speed."