"I visited North Dakota State on Friday and Minnesota on Saturday," Rushford (Minn.) athlete Noah Carlson said to GopherDigest about his recent college visits. "With track starting last week and me having two more track meets this week, it's getting really busy here, but it's all blessing."
North Dakota State made a very good impression with Carlson on Friday.
"The visit went well as I'm impressed with their facilities," Carlson explained to GopherDigest. "I talked a lot with Coach Goeser and Hank Jacobs while I was there, and Goeser and I talked about a lot of things, but he said he was impressed with my athletics and that they'd be following me closely. They didn't say anything about an offer, but they said they'd like to see my operate at one of their campus this summer. I like their program at NDSU as their campus is nice too. They're definitely one of my top schools right now."
Minnesota was Carlson's next stop that following day.
"The visit to Minnesota went well too. The practice were face-paced, which I really enjoyed," Carlson told GopherDigest. "I talked a lot with defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel and my area recruiting coach in Mike Sherels. Sawvel said a lot of the same things that the Bison coaches told me. We talked about track and he thought I had a good frame. He also wants me to come up a camp this summer. Sherels said the same thing as Sawvel, but he suggested I could do both football and track up there if I wanted. The Gophers like me at defensive back and while I haven't played that position before, I know I can learn it. As far as my interest in Minnesota, I liked their fast pace practices. I grew up being a Gophers fan, so they're also one of my top schools right now."
The Rushford-Peterson athlete now has track on his mind and he's already off to a great start.
"Track's been going well as I had my first track meet last Tuesday, and I have two more coming this week, so I'll be busy. I won all three of my events last week in the long jump, triple jump and the 200m dash. I had a 21'4" long jump, a 45'9" triple jump and I ran a 22.93 200m, so it's a good starting point, but I want to improve on all those."