Anthony Sarao could not wait for the first day the
The junior linebacker was eager for contact.
"I was anxious all day," he said of the run-up to Wednesday's workout. "So this was fun."
Sarao appears on track to start alongside Hayes Pullard in the Trojans' 3-4 defensive scheme.
Sarao, a New Jersey native, started the final seven games last season and finished with 44 tackles.
He said he is enjoying his role as a veteran, tutoring younger linebackers on the field and in position-group meetings.
Sarao is on track to graduate in December with a degree in policy, planning and development. He also will pursue a master's degree in construction management.