“I got in yesterday – I had a flight early in the morning – woke up at about 5:30. I got to the facility at 11:00 and filled out papers, had lunch, kind of just hung out and met the coaches. At the end of the day we had a team meeting with the head coach.
“Today has been the biggest day for us. This morning we got up, came over, ate breakfast, had meetings and then had some more meetings, had lunch, had another meeting, a walk through, we were out on the field just now and then the weight room. Today has been non-stop with something to do every hour with probably about 20 minutes in between everything. That’s expected though in a three-day camp. You’ve got to get as much in as possible. Days and hours are all running together right now.
“Not being able to participate brings me back to after I got hurt at Oklahoma when I had to miss four games. I’m sitting on the sideline just so eager and competitive wanting to go in there and show what I have. I’ve been working the last five-and-a-half months to get to where I want to be. I get here and they’re pulling the reigns on me.
“They want to hold me back, which is reasonable, but it’s just not fun having to sit back. It is cool though to encourage other guys and be on the outside looking in, being able to talk to the coaches and be one of the guys who can state their opinion on how guys are working their different routes and things like that.
“The coaches know who they’re getting and they know the type of player they’re getting … now they want to see if I can come in and pick up the system. That’s the biggest thing for us now, meeting non-stop to get as much information in as possible. Every coach is seeing if you can take it in. I feel like I’ve done pretty well learning as much as I have that they’ve thrown at me so far. Not having to worry about the physical part on the field, it’s just mainly mental.
“On day three of the draft I hear Ronnell Lewis got picked in the fourth round and then in the seventh round Travis Lewis got picked, so it made me feel a little bit better to have somebody up here. Then they brought in Sam Proctor as well so it’s been a good deal.
“We get to be here and feel comfortable as much as possible and a lot of the other guys don’t have too many friends coming in. I feel very blessed to be in this situation. We’re tight. We are hard workers. Ronnell left school early but me, Sam and Travis all came in the same year so we’ve been through it all together.
“It’s been a fun day and I’m sure things will slow down next week since we’re here for a month. Right now they’re seeing as much as they can in these three days that they’re allowed to get in.”
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