Video: Trevor Morris Embraces "Competitive Excellence"

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Trevor Morris took advantage of his first real opportunity at Rutgers. From a developmental linebacker in year one to starting WILL in his second training camp, Morris spoke to Scarlet Report about "competitive excellence" and his unique tie to the school.

Rutgers linebacker Trevor Morris on the Enjoyment Level of Training Camp...

I'm enjoying it a lot, a lot of competitive excellence going on. We're just fighting for sports, working hard as a whole, as a team. It's really fun out there. We're getting after it.”

On What He Showed Coaches Chris Ash and Jay Niemann...

I think we've all kind of shown a little bit of competitive excellence like I've said before. We're out there grinding. We're all out there in the playbook. We're all out there trying to take care of our bodies doing everything. It's not necessarily just me. It's us as a whole unit. We're pushing each other.”

On Three New Linebacker Starters...

The challenge is we have to all compete. That's the thing. It's not necessarily against someone else. It's within yourself. That's one thing that we've all got to do. Competing against each other and excelling and whatnot.”

On Replacing Steve Longa at the WILL and Lessons from the Three-year Starter...

Play hard and compete. Know what you have to do and do your job as best you can. … Everyone is comfortable with it. Every position is really the money position if you think about it. If you do your job, there isn't really that one money position but now all three linebacker spots are the money position.”

On a Strong Spring Camp...

I wouldn't say I really separated myself. We're still battling. We're still going after it. We're going to keep doing that.”

On Playing for Former Rutgers Linebacker Aaron Brady at Malvern (Pa.) Prep...

He played linebacker here himself so he always tells me to stay in my playbook, keep up with my plays. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I feel like a lot of kids come in and they're afraid to ask questions. I think one of the things that I definitely learned while being here is to ask questions. Don't be afraid. Talk to different people. Learn more about them and about the position as a whole. He gave me a lot of insight. … He comes up here to practice and was like, 'yeah, this wasn't here when I was here.'”


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