"This has been a big day and I am very excited. It is a dream come true. At this point I am just taking it all in. I had some butterflies when I woke up this morning. I have to admit I was nervous, but there is a sense of relief now. It has been one of the most exciting days of my life. There was a rush of emotion.
"It didn't surprise me that the Pirates took me because I know they had been to see me play. It was just a shock to see your name on the TV screen. It just hasn't all settled in.
"It doesn't make any difference whether I am starter or come out of the bullpen. I hope I am given an opportunity to start, but I just want to get on the field. I am OK with either.
"I have matured over my career at Clemson. When I came out of high school, I just thought I could throw the ball by hitters. But you can't do that, you have to pitch."
"I have a job to do tomorrow for my teammates against Mississippi State.