How’s the recruiting game going?
“Good man, I just got my officials planned – Cal, LSU, Arizona State, Oklahoma. We’ll see at the end of October.”
What about UCLA and USC?
“They’re kind of in the mix, I just kinda – with UCLA, I’d like to see them play the pac-10 first.”
Does a win like UCLA’s over Tennessee make them more attractive?
“Not really. I mean, if I was considering a team that lost to a really good team, then it probably wouldn’t bother me. If Florida or LSU lost to Texas, it wouldn’t bother me. If they lose to small teams and have a bad season, it would affect my decision.”
What can coaches lower on your list do at this point?
“There’s nothing really they can do. After I take my officials, it’s basically it. That’s what I’m going to base my decision off mostly. Whenever I feel the decision is right, that I’m ready to make it – if I take two officials and I feel ready to commit, I’ll pick them.”
What is your ultimate goal?
“I feel like all the schools I’m considering will give me the opportunity to go to the NFL as long as I work hard and do well. The only thing I’m really considering about is if I go to a big-time program, I’ll be seen a lot more. The coaching at each school is really great. All the D-line coaches are really good coaches.”