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As the 2023 college football season draws near, Aggie fans continue to get a glimpse into how the Maroon and White are mentally and physically preparing for a pivotal fall campaign.
On Monday afternoon, Texas A&M football Head Coach Jimbo Fisher and players Trey Zuhn III and Demani Richardson took to the podium to speak with the media before the team’s 11th fall camp practice. Taking for the first round of questioning, Trey Zuhn is set to enter his redshirt sophomore season on the offensive line. He will presumably open the season as the starting left tackle, one of the most important positions in the game.
Standing at 6-7 and 315 pounds, the only thing holding him back is nagging injuries after missing Spring football. Still, according to Jimbo Fisher, Zuhn is one of the toughest players on the roster regarding availability. At the same time, he spoke at length about his injury recovery process and his perspective as an Aggie legacy.
Below is Trey Zuhn’s full press conference video ahead of Monday’s fall practice and notable highlights from his time at the podium.
Trey Zuhn on how he’s feeling just three weeks before the start of the Aggies’ 2023 season
“Physically, right now, I’m at 110%. I’m stronger than ever. I’m faster than ever. During the season, I had a couple of nicks and knacks that forced me to miss spring ball, but right now, I’m ready to roll.”
Trey Zuhn on what he did during the spring off the field
“It was taking the mental reps out there every day in practice, and then in meetings, keeping my mind crisp. I was going through lifting and strength training, but you can’t ever replicate going against a D-lineman.”
Trey Zuhn on the progress the offensive line has made this offseason
“Having everybody back this fall camp has been great. We’re moving guys around a lot because we want as many guys to play as possible.”
Trey Zuhn on the progress he’s made in pass protection this fall
“During this offseason and fall camp thus far, I’ve worked on my pass blocking, and I think that has improved greatly.”
Trey Zuhn on if the fanbase should be concerned about the offensive line this season
“Not at all. We have probably seven or eight guys, at least, that could play in any game this season. The competition is there, and guys are working their butts off.”
Trey Zuhn on the Aggies Saturday scrimmage
“I thought the competition was there. The heat started getting to a couple of guys, but guys were flying around, working their butts off. There was great competition there.”
Trey Zuhn on the competition between the O-line and the D-line this fall
“The competition between the O-line and D-line has been the best I’ve seen.”
“Mental mistakes aren’t really a thing anymore. It’s really about that gel and being great.”
Trey Zuhn on the Aggies’ memorable 2020 offensive line
“I saw them on TV and heard about them, but I never knew them too personality.”
“It was inspiring to me to see a really great offensive line at the school I was going to.”
Trey Zuhn on his deep Aggie lineage
“I always knew I was going to be an Aggie. There are pictures of me in Aggie gear as a baby.”
Trey Zuhn on the importance of academics and earning his degree
“Academics are everything to me. They’re second only to football. I’m a business, finance major. Football is going to end at some point, so getting a degree and one in something you really enjoy is important.”