Wearesc: Why SC?
Lendale: Because that's where I felt the most comfortable at. The coaches, playing time, I just like the school overall, the people and everything.
Wearesc: Who was the most impressive player in the Army bowl practices?
Lendale: Not to take anything from Kyle, but he didn't look like the athlete that he is at first, I didn't know he has speed like that. Whitney Lewis is just an unbelievable athlete. He's big, fast and can catch.
Wearesc: Did you try to recruit other players to SC during the week?
Lendale: I talked to some kids to see where they were going, but you know, they gotta do what they gotta do.
Wearesc: Any interesting specific examples?
Lendale: I talked to Whitney Lewis and Steve Smith a lot about it. They both said they were gonna give
Wearesc: Tell me about coming into SC with Reggie Bush, another highly touted RB?
Lendale: I'm excited. The competition is going to do nothing but make me a better player.
Wearesc: What are your thoughts on Reggie as a player?
Lendale: He's smooth, he's a nice running back. But, not to take anything from him, he's a great athlete, but at the same time, I think I'm just as good as him. It's gonna be who's going to work harder, who wants it the most next year.
Wearesc: What are your plans for the off-season?
Lendale: I'm not sure, but next year when they see me, I'm gonna hit like a hurricane. Pretty much that's really all I can say. I know this off season is going to be grueling and hard, but that's what is going to take.
Wearesc: So what exactly are you going to do?
Lendale: Whatever it takes to become the man. I'm gonna run, get real strong, get real fast, get real conditioned.
Wearesc: Do you look to get even bigger or maintain your current weight?
Lendale: My goal is to come in at 220 and real fast, and play. I have a track coach that I work with, his name is Tony Whales, and he's probably the best in the nation.
Wearesc: Are you going to run track?
Lendale: Probably not this year, but I've done it before. Track isn't for me though. It's not that I'm not fast, I just don't enjoy it that much. I'd rather lift weights and work on my speed.
Wearesc: What's your best 100 time?
Lendale: 10.8 or 10.7, somewhere in there.