Premier prospects all over the media room

With Friday being the day quarterbacks, receivers and running backs played “Meet the Press,” there was quite a bit of activity in the media room.

Several high-profile players spoke at the same time and many got lost in the shuffle sitting at secondary tables.

Here is an update of what some of the most prominent prospects had to say:

  • Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree, who is recovering from an ankle injury, explained his decision not to participate in drills. “I just started running about four or five weeks ago. I felt I need more time to practice.”
  • Ohio State’s Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells revealed why he decided to forgo his senior season. “I felt as if I’d done all I could do at Ohio State University. The guys I felt most comfortable and close with were leaving, so that was a huge factor.”
  • North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks descibed his incredible one-handed catch against West Virginia in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. He caught the pass with his left hand and took the ball around his back, while spinning. “I catch a lot of crazy passes, but I don’t think I can top that one. … I’ve watched it a couple of times and it kind of shocked me, but I’m a receiver and that’s my job to catch the ball.”
  • Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno divulged his childhood hero. “My favorite running back was Walter Payton. … I got to read his book when I was in high school. That’s when I fell in love with him.”
  • Rutgers’ WR Kenny Britt shared his feelings on pets. “I don’t like cats because they got in my lunch bags and I don’t like dogs because I got bit.”
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