Earlier this month, 2011 Missouri commit, QB Corbin Berkstresser 6'4" 218 Lee's Summit, MO participated in the U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio, which included about 500 high school juniors from around the country. Recently, ShowMeMizzou caught up with Corbin, and he spoke about his trip to San Antonio, as well as other things.
I asked Corbin about his performance at the combine. He replied, "I thought I would've ran better. I felt like I ran kind of slow. I felt like I jumped well. In the one-on-ones, it was awesome! You've got freak receivers coming from everywhere. There's great D-backs. It's very physical, right up on the line. There were hands in the face and everything. You've got to throw a perfect ball pretty much every time. There were so many good D-backs there covering great receivers. But, just being down there and the competition, I just love the competition. I thrive off of that! I think that was amazing, how much competition that Army could bring together in that one building! It was amazing!"
I asked Corbin if the combine was an eye-opening experience for him. He said, "Yeah, it was, to notice how many good QBs there are throughout the country. That there's a lot just as good as me, if not better. And, just how many great receivers there are out there that I didn't even know of."
He graced us with a little evaluation regarding his performance. "I felt like I threw the ball pretty well. I'm sure there were some guys who were throwing better than me. But, I threw the dig route well, and the out route well. I threw my favorite route well, the deep ball. I threw it pretty well............ One of the QB instructors said that I had a good ball, nice spin on the ball, nice drop. Just every once in a while, they would come over and talk to you, and tell you how you're doing, and what I needed to fix............. One of my QB instructors really complimented me on my dig route and my deep ball. That really made me feel good."
Corbin started for his high school basketball team as a sophomore, but decided not to play this season. He said that he already misses it though, and said that he plans to play basketball again next year, when he will be a senior.
Corbin is an excellent student, and is preparing to take the ACT for the first time. As a 4.+ student, he's shooting for a very high score on the ACT. Speaking with him, it is evident that he is very intelligent, and he seems pretty grown up for a junior in high school. It appears that the Tigers have lined up another very high quality individual to add to the mix at the QB position for 2011.
It appears that Berkstresser has become Missouri's lead recruiter for 2011, and will be attending Missouri's junior day on January 30th.