Signing Day Special: C.J. Carlisle

Signing day is this Wednesday, it's a day that thousands of student athletes will decide which school they will play for. One of those athletes is Manzano RB CJ Carlisle. Carlisle spoke with us and talks about the recruiting process.

In case you didn't already know, national signing day is this Wednesday February 6th. Signing day to lots of colleges around the country is one of the most important days in building to a national championship. So many of these colleges will bank on student athletes that they feel will help them in the future.

It's also a day that thousands of student athletes from around the country will make things official and sign on the dotted line with a school. Some of those schools will be major D1 type schools and others will be smaller D2 or D3 type schools, the JC level will also be getting pledges from athletes that will be a part of their squad.

We had a chance to ask a few questions to a couple of New Mexico athletes that will be signing on the dotted line this week, one of those players is Manzano RB CJ Carlisle. Carlisle had a very good senior year earning all district honors and was mentioned on several all state type lists. At this point he still isn't sure what school he will be going to but he does have four schools that are showing interest. Here's what he had to say.

What college have you decided to attend?

Right now I'm still undecided but I have offers from St. Mary's College in Kansas, Midland Lutheran in Nebraska, Texas College, New Mexico Military Institute and also Fort Lewis. Right now I'm still not sure where I'm going to sign but I'm kind of leaning towards Texas College but it's not set in stone yet

What are you looking forward to most about playing in college?

Just to get things started, I really want to be a great college football RB and I want to shine in college. I know I have work to do and I'm willing to put in the extra work that is needed for me to be a special player.

What was it about the recruiting process that surprised you the most?

What surprised me the most was how much the process picks up once the season is over. I also was surprised by how much pressure it feels like is on you.

What kind of advice would you give to New Mexico athletes in the future?

The advice I would give out is to always work hard and send out film to coaches that contact you. I also would say to have a good season and work hard because there is a lot of talent out there and people are working out to take your spot.

We would like to thank CJ for his time and for all he has provided us over the last couple of years. We also would like to wish him the best of luck in college and in the future.

Here is a highlight tape of CJ that we previously posted.


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