Minneapolis (Minn.) De La Sale junior offensive tackle Drayton Carlberg talks landing a Minnesota…
Getting to Know Carlberg
The Army Combine is in the books for another year, and one of the top defensive line performers was Minneapolis DeLaSalle lineman Drayton Carlberg. "Everything went well, I think I performed pretty well as an athlete. So I think it went very well," Carlberg said. One of Carlberg's favorite parts of the event was getting to go one-on-one with some of the most talented junior lineman in the country. "I think it is a good way to compare what you need to work on, and what you are good at and I think I performed pretty well against the offensive lineman," Carlberg said. "I had some good reps and I played pretty well on the defensive line." There are several things that Carlberg showed about his game during the combine. "I think I have really good footwork and really good speed," Carlberg said. "As a lineman I might play offensive line, I don't know yet." Even though the 6-foot-5, 275 pound prospect plays both ways in high school, he stuck with defensive line at the combine. "I think I just decided to go defensive line to challenge myself a little bit more because I know that I have good speed for an offensive lineman, so I decided to challenge myself." He added, "I am more of a defensive lineman, that is one of the reasons why I picked Army because I love playing defensive line, I have always loved playing on the defensive side of the ball." Carlberg has offers from Rutgers and Pittsburgh -- and after he spoke to Scout.com at the event picked up an offer from Minnesota. "I have heard from pretty much all of the Big Ten, Iowa State, Notre Dame, and a couple other schools," Carlberg said. "I just got back from Rutgers and for junior day I am going to head out to Pittsburgh. They have a nice campus and they have that family atmosphere around their program like DeLaSalle does and I like that." As for Rutgers and Pitt, Carlberg took some time to reflect on them. "They are great schools, they are from the east coast. I was kind of surprised that my first two offers were from the east coast honestly," Carlberg said. "They are great schools." This off-season there are several goals that Carlberg is planning on working on. "I think anytime you can work to get stronger and faster, and more explosive so I will be working on that," Carlberg said.
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