"This season's training camp is going pretty well for me and all of the guys. We're making great progress as far as the team goes. I'm a newcomer to the bunch, and I can only help to contribute what I have. And I think that's going pretty well for us.
On his catching ability:
That's been some controversy that's been thrown around. I've worked in the offseason after my senior season and before my senior season. Coming into Carolina, I worked tremendously hard and I can only hope to improve, and I think that's what I've done.
On the scrimmage Saturday:
I think I got about 25 snaps in. The third-team that I went with did pretty well… I think the third-team was just trying to put it together – it's all freshmen. I think we're showing great progress. If Coach [Davis] is satisfied with that, then we can only do better.
On practicing with other great athletes:
Competition is a plus. That can only make the team's overall success [better]. You bring something different to the table – every guy has something that he can bring, and we just try to compete. That's going to make the team really good.
On adjusting to this level:
I think I'm doing pretty well. I came in with high hopes, and I can only hope to achieve them. I'm going to put in hard work and hope to come with the best.
On adjusting to the tempo of practice:
The tempo of practice is going real well. Coach Shoop stresses that a whole lot – the tempo and us moving fast and at a quick pace. I think we're working on that and it's going pretty good. The first-team is doing real well with [the tempo]. We're going to be in shape, and that's what he stresses – to be in shape.
On having a ‘welcome to college football' moment:
I guess I had one -- Quan Sturdivant. It was a high ball that came up and I tried to go grab it, and Quan welcomed me pretty [good]. He got me right in the mid-section. I hopped right back up, though. It wasn't too bad.
If he's gotten any practice at H-back:
Right now, it's just exclusively wideout – trying to perfect that right now. Coach [Shoop] doesn't want to throw too much on my plate – he wants me to perfect wideout. After that's done, I can pretty much move on to running back, or some sort of that.