KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- With only 26 days until kickoff, the Tennessee Volunteers are gearing up for their upcoming season. The Vols take on Georgia State on August 31st.
Rick Russo: “Alright folks our 30 days 30 vols countdown continues with Deandre Johnson. You know what… like me he’s from South Florida, right?
Deandre Johnson: “Yes Sir”
RR: “So you are a junior now so you have been here a little bit. Tell me about the transition and what it was like making the move here from sunny South Florida to East Tennessee.”
DJ: “Aw man this most definitely was a change you know. Being from sunny South Florida coming up here to Knoxville you got all four seasons, so it took some time to get used to.”
RR: “Yeah but being here it’s pretty neat too. Tell me about this community and how much you have grown here and how much you like this area.”
DJ: “Oh man i’ve grown not only as a football player but as a man too. I’ve gotten more mature and I just thank my surroundings. You know it’s a slower pace lifestyle, I just take focus on what I need to.
RR: “No doubt about that. Now tell me about your position group, how excited you are to really show what you guys can do going into this season.”
DJ: “Yes sir, this group has worked really hard. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. I just feel like when the season comes, everybody is going to show what they got.”
RR: “Alright, tell the folks how many days.”
DJ: “We’ve got 26 days until it is football time in Tennessee.”