On being in pads for the first time -
It’s like having 30 more pounds on you, but it felt great. I’m getting used to it. I got lit up a couple of times, but I’m just trying to get better every day.
On how basketball helped prepare him for football -
My footwork and quickness. Also getting up for balls in the end zone.
On facing the defense -
They are really quick out there. I think we have one of the best defenses in the country. They are just really quick.
On which defenders made contact with him today -
A few of the safeties. Jared (Campbell) got me one time. I’m just really excited though, happy to be out there.
On whether he is sore from contact -
Yeah, I would say my hips may be a little sore. I’ve just got to get used to getting low and blocking those D-Ends. We got some big boys at the ends but all in all, I feel pretty good.
How has practice as the week progresses –
Aggressive, much more aggressive, but it’s getting better day by day. I’m getting more used to the DB’s and the linebackers.