On his strong end to the season “Oh yeah. I definitely think I finished the season on a high note. That’s what everybody wants – to keep progressing. It’s hard in a long season like this to keep coming in week after week and try to get better each week. Along with the guys, everybody is so enthusiastic about it that it gets easier.”
On receivers fearing the middle against the Washington secondary “Oh yeah. We definitely have put out a lot of great stuff on film. And guys watch that; receivers watch that. Receivers watch as a unit how our DBs, our linebackers, and even to our d-line how we hunt. And that’s interesting because that’s in the back of everybody’s mind when they go across the middle and want to catch balls. We’re going to get some wobbles or dropped balls or some eyes looking away. That definitely plays a big factor in it.”
On having the top-ranked defense in the conference but only two first team all-conference players “Yeah. It is what it is. That just means we have to do more. Me personally, that’s just motivation. Yeah, you know for myself, but not even just me. Azeem (Victor), even Travis Feeney didn’t get first team so it’s a lot that we thought we put out there that we didn’t feel we got the recognition for. But it’s all about film. If anybody has ever watched our defense play they know that. Maybe they just don’t want to put anybody on first team, but, hey, if we play like that I think we deserve it.”
On what he needs to work on most before he plays football at the next level “Offseason. Just offseason between my sophomore and junior season I made strides and I think I showed that on the field. This offseason I need to put on some weight and become even better. The type of season I had, it would be even better if I was at 200 pounds. It’s all about getting better in the offseason.