1.5: Q&A with Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen discusses one of the most important decisions of his life.
-- -- official by New Year's night. He has made himself available for the NFL draft Shane are -- be the chronicle live hotline from Southern California Sharon how are you. -- don't pretty good I don't respond well. I'm doing well comic Greg. -- you actually thought actually you actually worked at Comcast sports net throughout the summertime as an intern you wanna go to the immediate business when you're done playing football. Oh definitely got their character or migraines and goes -- To be children through it too -- you do analyze and no other sport can give my opinion. And you already got your degree in media studies from Kelso that was goal number one had you not gotten your degree. Mike to have consider coming back for next season chain. Maybe better that's exactly what I what blew it fast and it would have been much hard decision to make there's still the decision -- talkative -- -- and New York -- that masters that I felt that this was the right decision for me. You said your goal was to graduate which -- would you have done and never to to put yourself in good position to play. In the NFL I know you talked to some of the NFL people before making the choice to make yourself available for the draft war what -- they tell you why did you decide to leave cal this time and entered the NFL draft. Well what I -- really. You know there's -- -- I was getting from them was -- show what I can do has proven. Multiple saying communicated and you know. They're different than a strong third you're gonna guard your gonna go in the draft where you're gonna go Chris you are who you are the as a player and I'm. And I actually strongly that you know wherever I can I can -- -- -- is longer it is hopefully get recruited -- get started. That's all I hope report the merger to play in the NFL and then after I wanna do. Are so what do you do for the next several weeks getting ready for the come by coming up in February. My lord might tell us for you they can't. And I'm down here. Actually California right now -- on a break where they're good neighbor had a -- -- -- -- -- early in the morning I'm just working. They're doing everything -- three cone drill the forty yard shuttles -- gets set for this thing. Oh every anything and everything. Particularly your counter so our. -- let me ask you about what's gonna happen in the NFL offseason is how to may have impacted your decision is Andrew Luck has a similar decision to come company may be the very first and he will be the very first pick in the draft but you are gonna enter pro football the NFL specifically at the time. That the league is gonna shut -- -- I think likely coming up and Marge you may not have the offseason activity the OTA's and mini camps maybe not even training camp how did you factor that in. To your choice to -- to go to the NFL this time which so much uncertainty around the NFL right now. Greg I think the biggest thing for me I was that there was good to be overcome -- a -- look going to be addressed in pro days. Cleared you know would still love more he'll take place until everything leading up to draft would still be the same I think that was the biggest thing. The feedback about game -- that there is very unlikely that that DL -- got -- I think this year how great made. It's so that -- just continue to train and and it it was a part of my decision but I still felt like this was a part of me. So I play a lot they had a great year this year but I Harken back to the big game ahead last year at Stanford or I think his single handedly beat Andrew Luck when you look back on your career. Do you go back to the 2009 big game your numbers were incredible 493. Charged. You scored three touchdowns in the game any given -- 42. Carries is that the best moment you had as a cal bear -- Yeah I would say it was a it was the best already it's not news that they're. Just because Stanford such great teams still are great images. A lot of success and he commissioner an article. And the fact that you know we -- -- -- and they're getting hit king when my -- got a great team. Many people were doubting us who are expected to win at all. Wouldn't that effect earlier it would Garner play -- shark which was. Letter -- president. Our Jamie thank you so much it was a pleasure getting to know you both as a -- bear football player here and Comcast sports that you wanna come back in the an intern and in the navy in the next summer. You're welcome to come back anytime and visit us again. I actually appreciate that might take you open the ultra. I cherish the very best selection Adrian made himself available for the NFL draft this past New Year's night.