PISCATAWAY – Jeremy Deering has finally found a home. After moving from wide reciever, to running back, then back to wide reciever while also spending some time in the secondary, he’s Rutgers starting free safety. SNY.tv caught up with the rising senior after Rutgers’ second spring practice and here’s what he had to say:
Q: How’s the transistion to a full-time safety gone?
A: It’s going pretty well. My head is spinning a little bit, but I’m grasping it little by little getting better everyday.
Q: What went into the decision process of switching to safety full-time?
A: [Head] coach [Kyle] Flood came to me. I met with him and he asked me how I feel about safety and stuff like that and made a decision and went with it.
Q: Are you happy in the sense that these last few years you’ve been moving around to all different positioins?
A: Oh yeah. It’s nice to focus on, but I don’t think it was really a bad thing switching positions and stuff like that. I don’t see it as a negative really.
Q: Why not? What did you take away from that experience?
A: Playing different positions and then switching to defense from receiver you know what the receiver is trying to do. You know how they run the routes. So just you having experience from there gives you the upper hand rather than someone playing only defense.
Q: What’s it like being tabbed as the starting free safety?
A: Right now it means nothing. It’s spring time. Nothing is set in stone. So right now I’m just focused on learning what I have to do, where I have to be and make the best out of it. That’s all. That’s the main focus right now.