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Q&A: Florida S signee Marcus Maye

4/9/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Over the next few weeks GatorNation will have a series of Q&As with Florida's incoming freshmen. Next up is Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity safety Marcus Maye, who will enroll at Florida for Summer B in June.

GN: What number will you wear next season?

Maye: I talked to coach [Travaris] Robinson and coach [Will] Muschamp about it. I wanted my high school number -- 21 -- because that was my high school number since ninth grade. But Jabari Gorman has that, so I'll probably wear number 20 or something like that.

GN: Who are you planning to room with when you get to Florida?

Maye: As of right now I don't know. But I've talked to Dante Fowler about rooming with him or Rhaheim Ledbetter. So I'll probably room with one of those guys. I talk to Rhaheim pretty often through text messages or Facebook. We have a pretty good relationship as far as communication goes.

GN: What kind of workout or training program are you doing to prepare?

Maye: I've been on Monday, Wednesday and Friday working out two times a day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Then on Tuesday's and Thursdays I've been doing a little running and some different drills.

GN: What are you looking forward to the most when you get to Florida?

Maye: Just coming in early and getting a good feel for things and feel for the defense. Just being a part of the Florida defense and seeing some places where I can make an impact right away as a freshman. I am just looking forward to making an impact as a freshman for the Florida Gators.

GN: What are your expectations as a freshman at Florida?

Maye: My expectations for myself are go in to compete for playing time right away. I want to be on the field obviously. I just want to compete for a position, do the best that I can, make plays like I know how to do. Just go out there and play to the best of my ability and help my team win championships.

GN: Tell Florida fans something about you that most people don't know.

Maye: I would probably say my favorite TV show is "Keeping up with the Kardashians." I watch that pretty often when it comes on. Also, by the end of my senior season of basketball I had over 20 scholarship offers for basketball including Florida State, Clemson, Miami, Alabama, Wake Forest, Iowa and Virginia Tech. My senior year I averaged probably 22 points and 12 rebounds a game.