The college decision: "It doesn't really matter where it is or how far it is from home. It's like comfortability; as long as I know people around me care about me. At any school I'll get a good education, but at the same time I know that comes first. I kind of like a city, but if it's a nice college town that's cool, too."
Gophers coach Tim Brewster: "Brewster is cool, he's a real down-to-earth guy. He seems like he keeps it real, he knows just about everything, he doesn't sugarcoat nothing. A lot of coaches do, but he seems pretty cool."
TCF Bank Stadium: "I like all the stadiums, but this new stadium is sick, real sick."
Toughest opponent: "Spencer Cummings from White Bear Lake. He's a real nice D end."
Cretin-Derham Hall assistant coaches Ray Hitchcock and John Alt, both former NFL players: "They've been to the mountaintop, and I listen to them."