On bulking up - “Everything. I got bigger. Since last season I probably gained about 25, lost five. I’m around 190. Sophomore year playing around 178.”
Keeping in touch with old teammates on Twitter - “Yeah. We’re always laughing, joking and stuff. I always keep in touch with those guys because I feel like when you come here it’s a brotherhood. We feel like brothers for life, so we always talk.”
How tough was it to sit out last year? - “I think it would be frustrating for anybody. You go from playing football all your life to watching. It was very hard, but I didn’t hang my head. I wanted to be here for my brothers when they needed me. It was hard but I got over it and I’m glad. I’m actually glad it happened.”
On working on route-running - “I’m still working on it. I still don’t feel good enough or where I should be. Every day that’s what I work on. I know I’m fast, but it seems like that’s the only attribute I have right now. And that’s not going to cut it: not here, not anywhere. So I want to work on becoming a route runner and a better receiver."
Going up against that secondary every day, what makes them special? - “Just how competitive they are. Their energy, it just makes me feel like I have nothing else to worry about - no disrespect to any other DB’s in the country - but I feel like with the guys we have, we already have the best. This DB group, a bunch of young guys - Kevin is a senior - but they look better and better every day. So it’s nice to go up against them every day.”