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Damion Terry / Darian Hicks interviews

Gregory Shamus

Evan Massey of Pro Football Spot did some interviews with MSU incoming freshmen and sent them to me to use. Figured I'd just post them here.

Damion Terry:

Q. What made you choose to sign with the Spartans? What convinced you they were the right fit?

A. Just right away when I was there on my junior day, I knewit was a special place an I had a good relationship with all of the coaches.

Q. What kinds of things have you been doing to prepare for the season?

A. Just following the workout plan they have all of the recruits do and making sure I stay in shape for fall camp by running a lot. Also, throwing the football around.

Q. How would you explain your game to those who haven't seen much of you?

A. A QB who is a pass first guy but also can run when he wants to, like Russell Wilson.

Q. Heading into the Big Ten, how excited are you for the rivalries?

A. Really excited to go against great teams like Michigan and Ohio State, and also playing my home state team next year in Penn State. Will be a real fun time and great games.

Q. How have the fans welcomed you since committing to MSU?

A. I love them. There's no better fans in the world. They've been welcoming since day one.

Q. How do you feel about your chances for playing time this season?

A. As of right now I'm feeling pretty good about it, but will have to see when we get up there.

Q. Have you become close with any of your new teammates in particular?

A. Yeah, every single one of them and especially my roommate Jon Reschke.

Q. What are your individual and team goals for your career at MSU?

A. Rose Bowl, graduate and make it to the NFL or be successful doing somethingelse.

Q. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What kind of music do you listen to?

A. Video games or just hanging out with friends. I listen to all kinds of music, but rap mostly. It gets me pumped up before games.

Q. What would you tell a young QB with dreams of playing D1 to do?

A. Just to be a great leader for your team on and off the field and make sure you have a short term memory. You will mess up in a game, but don't let it affect your future plays.

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Darian Hicks

Q. What made you sign with MSU? What convinced you that they were the right place?

A. The coaching staff and players made me feel welcome there, and it felt like home there when I went.

Q. What would you say is the most difficult part of playing CB?

A. Just knowing that you're on an island by yourself and it's only you and the receiver.

Q. What would you say is the number one area that you need to work on?

A. I would have to say my footwork.

Q. How excited are you to be heading into the Big Ten conference? Excited for any games in particular?

A. I'm very excited to be heading into the Big Ten conference, and I'm really excited for the Michigan vs. Michigan State game at Spartan Stadium.

Q. Who would you say has made the biggest impact on your career to help get you to this point?

A. I would say that my mom has made the biggest impact.

Q. What would you say to expect from you on the field?

A. Expect a guy who's always running after the ball and gives 110%.

Q. What do you think is the most difficult part of making the jump from High School to NCAA football?

A. Adjusting to the playbook and speed of the game.

Q. What kind of stuff do you enjoy doing in your free time? What's your favorite food?

A. I enjoy just relaxing and watching TV. My favorite food is probably Subway sandwiches.

Q. What would you tell a young CB with D1 dreams to do?

A. I would tell him to work hard in the offseason, attend some camps, introduce yourself to the coaches, show them who you are, make yourself a standout at their camp so you're a target on their radar, and always thank the coaches after the camp is over for allowing them to coach you, and just be grateful.

This is a FanPost, written by a member of the TOC community. It does not represent the official positions of The Only Colors, Inc.--largely because we have no official positions.

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