Five Questions With Lamonte Nelms

Redshirt Sophomore Lamonte Nelms answers "Five Questions" for Bearcat Insider.

Bearcat Insider: Talk about your third move since becoming a Bearcat?

Lamonte Nelms: I came into the program as a safety and stayed there for three days, then I was moved to linebacker and I really enjoyed the move there and started feeling comfortable playing there. Then they told me I was getting too big to play linebacker and moved me to defensive end. So it was kind of a hard adjustment and I struggled with the move. I didn't know how I was going to come from high school playing tailback to playing safety and now d-end, but the last year I came into my element and did the work in the weight room and gained the weight to be ready to play end.

Bearcat Insider: How much work did you do in the weight room?

Lamonte Nelms: I got my bench up to 510 max and my squat up above 500-550 max.

Bearcat Insider: Is learning a new position your main goal this spring?

Lamonte Nelms: My main goal is learning to use my hands. I didn't have to use my hands before just coming down and hitting people, but now I've got to learn to use my hands because I'm having contact with each play.

Bearcat Insider: What's been the hardest part so far?

Lamonte Nelms: During winter workouts we did a lot of hand movement work but it was all stationary, so putting it all together on the field has been the hardest part so far.

Bearcat Insider: Do you feel you'll have enough to be one of the one's or two's by the time fall camp comes around?

Lamonte Nelms: Yes without a doubt I feel I'll be in the one's or two's. Recommended Stories

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