MA: The injury actually started in high school, but it became so nagging that it really limited me. I had surgery and it feels much better. Not quite 100%. It is around 95% I would say. But I don't feel limited at all.
SOR: Talk about the transition from high school to college.
MA: The transition takes time. There are so many new things to learn. Last year, I felt like I was thinking a lot out there. Now, I am reacting more. The game is becoming more natural.
SOR: Discuss the off-season program for you.
MA: Unfortunately it was a bit limited with the surgery and all, but I have gradually gotten bigger and stronger with time.
SOR: How has the spring gone for you?
MA: So far I am happy with it. I am trying my best out there. I just want to get better everyday, become a better player.
SOR: What are your expectations for the fall?
MA: I would love to play and make an impact. But I am taking things one day at a time. I am just focusing on becoming a better player everyday, learning the system, and hopefully things work out for the best.
SOR: What are your thoughts of the linebackers on the team?
MA: I think we have some young guys, but we have talent. I think we
can be pretty good.