Florida sophomore wide receiver:
Q: The receivers struggled to get open against Kentucky. What do you guys need to work on?
A: Everyone needs to improve on little things. Me, Feleipe (Franks), all the receivers, all the quarterbacks, we all talked and we have little things we need to improve on. Just like Van and Feleipe are over there doing over-the-shoulder balls and practicing releases and stuff like that. We all have things to improve on and we will get those things tuned up and fixed up as the season goes on.
Q: Feleipe Franks talked to the receivers after the game. Are there enough leaders on this team?
A: I feel like we do, we have a lot of leaders. We’re still looking for that one person to emerge out of that big group of leaders. I definitely feel like Feleipe’s one of the biggest influences on this team being that he’s the quarterback and just being himself. He’s a very outspoken person and can get his message through and being that he’s my roommate I hear it all the time. I hear him talk to me all the time about from receiver things to team things to just telling me little things that I need to work on and how I need to improve on being a leader, too. So he’s a phenomenal leader with me and other players as well.
Q: Franks has targeted a lot of receivers in the first two games. Does that cut down your opportunities?
A: Really doesn’t change my game. I mean I feel that if everyone gets targeted, we all are successful. If I get one target a game or Van (Jefferson) gets three targets a game or Tyrie (Cleveland) gets three targets a game, we all share the wealth. I’m excited for my brothers if they get targeted more. It’s just a matter of, who gets targeted this game and who’s having a good game.
Q: With Marco Wilson out for the season, true freshman Trey Dean III has stepped in as the starter at cornerback. What’s it like going against him in practice?
A: Oh, I’m excited for him to come and start. I feel like he’s phenomenal. He’s one of the most hardworking cornerbacks I’ve ever gone against. Every day he’s out here until everyone leaves. He’s out here getting release work. And just going against him has made me better. I’ve made him better and we compete every day. I think we’ve probably gotten into scraps over 10 times, but that’s just all love and he’s getting me better, I’m getting him better, so, I feel like he’s gonna shock everybody with how talented he is.
Q: Have you been a victim of his trash talking?
A: Yeah, but he’s been a victim of mine, too. We just go at it every day. I have love for him, he has love for me, we all just get each other better and I feel like he’s going to show everybody what he has to bring to the table.