"It's definitely a much higher level of intensity than in high school. It takes a lot more work to stay focus and get through practice. They are a lot longer," stated Favreau to PonyStampede.com.
While he maybe has to focus more when it comes getting through practice, the coaches are focusing on him as a possible freshman to see early playing time. On Tuesday, three practices into the fall, Favreau lined up multiple times with the 1st team offensive line in 11-on-11 drills. A honor that no other freshman shared.
"It wasn't that big of deal. They were rotating players in and out," said the freshman. "I can't get complacent, I always have to continue to work hard. I have to keep working to get to the level that these upperclassman are at."
When signing his letter of intent, little was known by the recruiting services about Favreau. After committing to SMU early in the recruiting process, the lineman and his family decided to keep the process silent. Mustang fans were shocked to hear that ended up with close to ten offers, including ones from Arkansas, Missouri, and Utah.
While cracking the starting offensive line is not an easy thing to do as a freshman, Favreau has the best chance to make an early impact among his peers. He looks very intelligent when it comes to plays and his assignment. He also passes the early eye test. You look at him and do not realize that he is a freshman.
"My personal goals over the next couple days are to really lock down the plays. I want to get where I can get comfortable with what I'm doing," said Favreau.