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Rashee Rice recaps spring camp

by:Liam Fitzgibbon04/10/22

SMU football senior wide receiver, Rashee Rice, spoke to the media following the conclusion of SMU’s spring game. Here is some of what he had to say.

On how he felt that spring camp went: “To be honest, I feel like out tempo has taken a big step forwards. It really all started in the weight room, and I feel like it’s all transferred over to our play on the field. Coach Lashlee started calling plays for us, so it was a lot better knowing he’s going to be calling the plays for us in the games.”

On adjusting to the new coaching staff: “They set a tone for us, as soon as they got here. A bunch of people didn’t really know what to expect when they came in, but they told us to put trust into them, and now everything’s started to work out.”

On having the SMU NFL alumni at the spring game: “It just shows us that going to the NFL as a wide receiver from SMU is not impossible. The past couple of years has really showed that SMU can get guys to the league, and we’ve seen it, so we are going to try and make it keep happening.”

On taking on more of a leadership role: “I love it, they act goofy all of the time, but we still get our business handled. It kind of just shows me that when I was younger, I should have been cherishing James (Proche) and Reggie (Roberson) more than I did. I am just trying to put my all into it, for my last year and love my guys up.”

On what he wants to work on heading into the summer: “I think continuing on becoming more explosive. I don’t plan on taking any steps back, just keep getting better and preparing for the season.”

On what defensive backs impressed him during spring ball: “I would say Jahari Rogers and Ar’mani Johnson, because those were the two guys that I was going against every day. I felt like every day we had a high level of competition, and got each other better.”

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