Like most viewers, I had no idea who he was before the premiere, but he's definitely grown (ha!) on me. I liked his attitude in that Washington Post article and he seems like a hard worker AND he seems to have some raw talent there. We've seen that athletes often make the best contestants on this show because of their work ethic. I hope he sticks around for a little while. I think he's adorable. I want to put him in my pocket!