“We had a lot of appeals going on. ... I didn't expect it to be done this week. I was surprised. ... My former coach (Pat Hill) vouched for me. I think that may have played a role in it, too.”
After having so much success through fall camp, how disappointing was it to hear your waiver was denied?
“I felt down. They told me they were gonna set up an appeal, so I got my spirits up a little bit for that. I was just playing the waiting game.”
What was the nature of your appeal to the NCAA, and what did they see that allowed them to grant it?
“It's a personal thing with my father and me. I can't really talk too much on it because it's more of a personal thing. I'm just glad the NCAA reviewed it and felt where I was coming from with the appeal and everything.”
A lot of receivers have excelled out of the slot in this offense, most notably Ryan Broyles. Does that excite you?
“I watched a lot of film on Ryan in the summer and the whole fall. I've been preparing to play in every game every week.”