Jordan Matthews talks quarterback play

Vanderbilt continued its spring drills today in preparation for the 2013 season. After practice's George Barclay spoke with star wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

On Austyn Carta-Samuels as a quarterback:

"He's a natural leader, you know, on and off the field. If you see him on a regular day, he's going to be talking to you about football, he's going to be talking to you about stuff to be ready for at practice, and he's going to be doing the same thing when he gets out here on the field. So he's very focused and I just think that's one of his best traits."

On Austyn Carta-Samuels compared to Jordan Rodgers:

"They're very similar in a lot of areas. I would say J-Rod (Rodgers) was a little more mobile, he's (Carta-Samuels) a little better at passing. So both of them have attributes that they're really good at and I feel like Jordan helped us to win and I feel like Austyn can too."

On how spring football has gone for him so far:

"It's going good. The main thing is I'm healthy so that's the best part about it. And then I'm just trying to work on the little things in my game, I think that's really working for me."

On deciding to come back to Vanderbilt for his senior season:

"I'm extremely happy. Every day I get to come out here and play and go to work with my teammates. It's a blessing and I just can't wait to get to the spring game and then get out there and play one last time in that too."

On how the offense has looked during spring ball:

"The offense is very poised, very crisp. We come out here and we get the job done. Not a lot of mental errors. We just come out here and do what we gotta do. We get on the field and I'm very proud of the guys. We have a very veteran group and it shows every day."

On Jonathan Krause's development this spring:

"Krause is easily our best route runner. When you talk about pressure releasing and getting open, he's the best guy on the whole offense when it comes to that. I feel like this spring his hands have really shown. He's caught a lot of great balls for us and everything. That's going to help compliment me and Boyd that much more and I feel like all three of us along with some of the other guys in the receiving corps are going to give this team a lot of options." Top Stories