OE: Recently you chose to play football at Texas State. Why’d you choose to play football for the Bobcats?
DR: The big reason is location. My parents, my friends and even my coaches can come watch me play. San Marcos is such a great place, and I felt right at home when I went on my visit. Those were really the biggest factors in me choosing to be part of Bobcat nation.
OE: What special skill sets do you possess that made coaches want you to come play ball for the Bobcats?
DR: I have good football speed. I run track. So, that helps me a lot, and I feel that I am very versatile and can do a lot of things. I can run. I can hit. And I can really just do a lot of things with my skill set.
OE: I know in high school you played multiple positions. What position do you feel most comfortable at?
DR: I am going to treat it like high school. Whatever position the coaches want me to play, I’m going to be open to it and play that position. I really would like to stick on defense and special teams especially. I really like the ball in my hands and the thrill of special teams. I feel like I can be a difference maker at punt and kick returner because those are big game-changer positions. Simply, that position is just fun for me.
OE: How does it feel to be part of a program that is up and coming and is in its second year of Division I football?
DR: It’s real exciting to see myself go from Cy-Springs to Texas State that’s Division I. I know a lot of kids and I have friends around this area that went to a school with better football teams that are not in my position right now. It’s just a real big blessing, and I just feel really blessed to be put in this situation.
OE: What was your favorite football memory while playing at Cy-Springs High School?
DR: I would have to say when we got our only win against our rivals, Cy-Lakes. I had a good game with an interception, forced fumble and a fumble recovery. That game was a lot of fun, and I had a good time playing that game.