April 14, 2010

Hilliard making the most of spring

One of the most competitive spots this spring is at strong safety, both returning starter, Tony Dye and Dalton Hilliard are putting on a show. Hilliard has even seen some action with the ones.

"It makes me feel good," Hilliard said about running a lot with the ones. "It makes me feel good about this offseason work we have been doing.

"The safeties and the corners have really been doing the extra work this offseason just to get ready the season," Hilliard said. "Getting in with the ones is a blessing and a great opportunity for me. I'm just taking advantage of every rep I get and hoping for the best."

Hilliard as a true freshman backed up All-American safety and now he is getting a lot of looks at strong safety. The change isn't an overwhelming one as in UCLA's defensive system, safeties are pretty interchangeable.

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