GS: They've caught me singing every now and then. I've also sung a few times at Athletes in Action programs. I like to sing R&B and gospel.
Q: There's been a lot of talk about having three new starters on the defensive line. As one of those new starters, how do you think the line has developed during preseason practice?
GS: We've done pretty well. Jerome Nichols has really stepped up with some dominating plays. I've been injured but I should be back at full speed soon and hopefully be able to contribute. Jason Finklea is a very physical player and is a great asset to the line.
Q: What do you do to get pumped up on gameday?
GS: I don't get too pumped up. I mainly stay to myself, stay focused. Sometimes that changes once I get on the field, but I usually just focus on my own preparations.
Q: Having grown up in Winston-Salem, what is it like playing for your hometown team?
GS: It's great having my family so close. They're my No. 1 supporters. They get behind me and keep me going.
Q: Would you like to pursue a professional football career after college?
GS: It's definitely something I'd like to attain. I have to keep getting better. I think I've shown my coaches that I've improved each year, and I think they've taken notice.
Q: The team leaves for Boston a week for tomorrow. What goes through your mind when you tthink about the season opener just over a week away?
GS: The plane trip, the bus rides, just being with my teammates. And focusing on doing the best I can.
Q: What ACC team do you most want to beat this year?
GS: The games we played the worst last year -- NC State, Maryland, Virginia, Clemson -- those games are marked on my calendar.