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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
University of South Florida
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
How did you choose your school?
Where are you from?
Grew up in Atlanta, Moved to Bradenton going into High school
Who is your role model, and why?
My father, he is extremely tenacious and hard working
Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?
Not with me personally but my agent
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played soccer and baseball as a kid. Started playing football in 3rd grade
Did you play any other positions in football?
Little league I played OL and DL. Middle school I played FB and LB. High school I played OT on both sides and some DL.
At your position, what separates you from others?
My consistency and versatility in different blocking schemes
I recognize their base defensive front. From there I try to understand their scheme and what they are trying to do as a defensive. When looking at certain players you have to study them in certain scenarios. You look for tips in their stance and alignment in certain run and pass situations to help gauge where they are trying to go and what they are trying to do.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Aaron Donald and Timmy Jernigan
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I would like to say that Chris Myers for the Houston Texans has an exceptional ability to zone reach and get to the second level. That is something I strive for as a center and can say that is one of my better attributes.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Going into college I only weighed around 230 pounds. Having to put the size on the right way was a constant grind from the day I got to USF to even know.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Listening to Music
What is your biggest strength?
Reading a defense and realizing what they are doing before the ball is snapped.
What is your biggest weakness?
Back/Angle Blocking a 3 technique without help from the Tackle. It is one of the hardest blocks at the center position.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
Trust in built in consistency. The best teams are the most consistent. I am a consistent player.
Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?
Michael Vick and the Falcons
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jesus Christ, Jack Nicholson and my Grandpa