Cam Rising has not learned his status for Utah’s season opener with that Week 1 contest against Florida coming up in a little over a week. On Thursday, Rising addressed where he is at with his rehab from injury and his focus on preparation.

According to Rising, he’s doing his best to get out there and wants to play but knows he has to listen to Utah’s training staff:

“Just ready to find out what happens, that’s really all I’m focused on,” said Rising during an interview with Billy Riley for ESPN700. “I want to make sure I’m out there but kind of just have to listen to the people that are getting paid the big bucks for this.”

Rising also reiterated he has no idea if he will or will not be cleared for Week 1. The final decision from head coach Kyle Whittingham could come all the way down to the wire on game day per Rising:

“I don’t (know yet). It is what it is, and just waiting to find out,” said Rising. “Could be 5 o’clock game day. Could be down to the wire, absolutely.”

As for his preparation, Rising said multiple times he’s preparing like he will start against the Gators. While that’s still up in the air, Rising is aiming to be prepared for whatever comes his way.

“Absolutely,” said Rising when asked if he’s preparing like he will start the game. “That’s just doing the right steps, going through watching film, making sure I’m doing everything I can to be ready to go for whatever situation occurs.”