I want the coaches to know they can depend on me, that I’m going to be a guy going full speed every play and that I’m capable of making big plays.
I hope Merrill will come back and be alright, but since I’m in there now, I’ll try to take advantage of that chance, try to work hard and keep that spot.
I got a chance to get out there and run around with the first-team guys. We got physical and worked on what we’ve been putting in all spring.
They weren’t really running to my side. I think they kind of knew. But to run it down and make big plays is good.
Those guys help me out a lot. We’re all competitive, but we all help each other. Whether I’m starting or backing (Johnson) up, I’ll still be giving the same effort.
I had to settle down and stay poised and stay mentally ready. I had a lot to learn last year.