"At every turn he succeeded," Spartans coach Mike Dantonio said in a phone interview.
"He's never going to settle for what he has. He's always going to look for the best. He'll look to other people to try and improve his football game or his life or his faith," Dantonio said. "But I think that he's a guy that's very goal-oriented, so if he sees a way to get better, he tries to use that and he's going to surround himself with people that are going to give him examples of that, of opportunities to get better."