I felt like if I was gonna transfer anywhere, it'd be like I was stepping down. I thought, 'I'm gonna have to work wherever I go, so I might as well stay here and work.

I feel comfortable with it, pretty much. I just look at it like all my hard work is paying off. I just hope I can capitalize on the opportunity I'm going to receive this year.

His advice to me was to be patient, keep working hard and it will pay off in the end, which it did for him and, hopefully, it will for me.

It took me a while to get over the fact that I wasn't going to be a running back.