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Miami Hurricanes Football: The Buzz this Spring Revolving Around DT Gerald Willis

He Says That He’s a Changed Person, and That Bodes Well for Miami’s Defense

NCAA Football: Miami at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

“I’m a changed person. I’m a changed man.”

Miami defensive tackle Gerald Willis had his first live interview in some time. As you might recall, Willis originally committed to play at Florida, but was kicked him off the team. Willis transferred to Miami and sat out a year. Then, he was suspended for the 2016 opener.

After sitting out 2017, the rhetoric and rumors from various people who cover the Canes is that Willis is a new, changed man. Kudos to him for changing his life around.

Here’s a recap of what’s been written. First the interview.

Manny Diaz on Willis. Looks like Willis is refreshed and energized for the upcoming season.

Great stuff from Christy Chirinos Sun Sentinel.

Gerald Willis said this regarding his brief, 3 week hiatus from team activities: “When I first got back, they had a team meeting, I came in and everybody got on their feet and clapped.”

Here’s Alan Rubenstein from Canes Warning writing about how crucial Willis is to Miami’s defense.

Susan Miller Degnan from the Miami Herald wrote a great profile about Willis.

Ditto Matt Porter from the Palm Beach Post.

It’s no question that Willis is absolutely critical to Miami’s defense in 2018 after Miami lost 5 regulars off the line. We need Willis focused and enthusiastic. Sometimes a year off helps one gain his bearings.