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5-11 and 170 pounds.
How have you adjusted to college ball in your first year?
It's been pretty good so far. The formations, plays and the speed of the game have been the biggest adjustments. I'm living with a couple other freshmen (Ameer Ismail and Paul Tithof) and that helps having other new guys on the team around.
How valuable has it been for you to play with a deep and experienced wide receiver corps?
I've gotten a lot of help from the veteran receivers. The coverages and routes especially. I'm playing in the "T" (slot) with Kendrick Mosley, Greg Jennings and Chris Chestnut.
What was the determining factor in you coming to Western from Florida?
I thought I'd get some playing time pretty early and on my visit the coaches were great. Coach Flynn who recruited me was close to me, just down the street actually. I saw Western Michigan play Central Michigan my senior year and liked what I saw. I ended up picking Western just before Signing Day.
What are you planning to major in?
I'm undecided right now.
What were your impressions of the MAC overall this season?
The MAC is much better than I expected. This is a tough, good conference.
How do you assess your progress?
I think I'm on pace. I redshirted and think I can some playing time next year. I think my route running and hands are my best attributes and I still need to work on reading coverages and also gain more strength and speed.
Who has really impressed you on this team?
Three guys that stick out are Chris Browning, Greg Jennings and Chad Munson.
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