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2021 Draft Prospect Interview: Carlins Platel, CB, Assumption College

Carlins Platel the shut down cornerback from Assumption College recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of NFL Draft Diamonds.

  • Name: Carlins Platel
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 200
  • Position: CB
  • College: Assumption College
  • Twitter: @CarlinsPlatel

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

I go to Assumption College which is a small private school but can be fun at times. I am majoring in Health Sciences. Campus life is alright, I think the people definitely make the school.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

My teammates would say that my best quality is my sense of humor. There’s never a boring day with me and my teammates. We all mess around a lot but know when to be serious, and that’s what connects us.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I see myself being that leader, a lead by example kind of player. Corner is where I’m best at, but I don’t only want to limit myself to that. I can play anywhere in the secondary in any scheme.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

The best player I went against was always in practice, Deonte Harris.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

A lot of my teammates, Calvin Milliner, Jereimah Edwards, Khaleed Exum-Strong, I could really go on and on.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.

My junior year in high school I broke my collarbone 3 plays into our first scrimmage. After one of the worst years in my school’s history, we managed to make the playoffs as the 8th seed. I came back that first game in the playoffs and had the game winning interception over the number one seed. Not being out there and rehabbing my injury was very tough but it all came to fruition.

Carlins Platel recently made our 2021 Small School Rankings!

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

If I didn’t play football, I really don’t know what sport I would play, maybe basketball or track.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

I am most proud of becoming all-conference, all-region, and a cliff harris award nominee last season. My biggest achievement was definitely winning the conference my freshman year and helping my team make a deep playoff run that year.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.

My most memorable play happened my freshman year versus Kutztown, the first play of the game and the very first play of my career. The ball was snapped and the WR came off slow, and I came up thinking it was a run. That’s when I seen the running back turn around and pitch it back to the QB. A flea flicker. I knew I had to turn around and run as fast as I could and I did catch up and broke it up. I will never forget that.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

My favorite athlete is definitely Deion Sanders. I try to take pieces from every top DB and try to add it to my game.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

Kodak or Young Thug. Before a game some NBA youngboy, Lucci or Meek Mill would get me pumped up.

What is your favorite comfort food?

My favorite comfort food is any Haitian food.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

My favorite movie is Interstellar and my favorite actor is Will Smith.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

In my spare time I like to spray paint art, watch film, and workout.

Who or what motivates you the most?

My family definitely motivates me. My mom, brothers, sister and my closest friends. My support system is great and I’m lucky to have these people around me and I will prove them right.

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