Existing in a crowded field at the outside linebacker position, true freshman Torrodney Prevot is doing everything he can to get on the football field. Whether it’s being an integral part of the kickoff team, or excelling in the latter part of games in the preseason, Prevot is starting to make a name for himself. Through four games, Prevot has 1.5 sacks and eight tackles for Nick Aliotti’s defense. While the transition from high school to college tends to shell shock some players, Prevot appears to be adjusting perfectly.
Playing on special teams
“When we came in (the coaches) told us that special teams was the way to get on the field,” Prevot said after today’s practice. “I used to cover kickoff in high school. I love it here, everybody is fast on the kickoff team. Everybody’s just trying to get down there and make the tackle.”
Speed of the game
“The speed is definitely different,” Prevot said. “I think the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker is basically the same, but learning to cover was the hardest thing.”
Getting on the field as a freshman
“The fourth quarter for me is like heaven,” Prevot said. “Just me getting out there getting a taste and getting the speed of the game is pushing me harder.”
Fitting in to the Oregon defense
“I like to fill where I fit in and put my talents into the defense,” Prevot said.
Playing in the weather last Saturday
“We tend to perfect the different types of weather,” Prevot said. “It started off pretty rough, but we got a hold of it and had a good adjustment. Our team flied around like it was sunny outside.”