Christian Triplett, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound junior from Delano (MN) High, is one of the top players in the state in the Class of 2014. The younger brother of former Gopher Nate, has help lead the Tigers to a good start as they are ranked tenth in Class AAAA. Gopher Hole recently caught up with Triplett to find out the latest on his recruitment.
Gopher Hole: You are off to a good start after losing the second game of the season. What things are you working on to improve yourself as a team?
Christian Triplett: As a team, our composure and staying together and doing the small things.
Gopher Hole: What college camps did you get a chance to attend this summer?
Christian Triplett: I just came here to Minnesota.
Gopher Hole: Your brother played at the University of Minnesota and in the NFL. Is he someone that you have always looked up to football-wise?
Christian Triplett: He has always been my big brother. He has always been the one I have looked up to.
Gopher Hole: What are your hopes for playing college football. Is that something that you have always wanted to do?
Christian Triplett: I want to come and play here (Minnesota).
Gopher Hole: What positions are you playing for Delano this season?
Christian Triplett: D-tackle and tight end.
Gopher Hole: What things did you work on this summer to continue to improve yourself as a player?
Christian Triplett: Get stronger and bigger.
Gopher Hole: Has it been tough for Nate because he has bounced around a lot with injuries in the NFL?
Christian Triplett: It has been a little tough. Bumps and bruises.
Gopher Hole: Do you play any other sports at Delano?
Christian Triplett: Football and baseball. I play first base and pitch. (The Tigers finished 20-8 and won the Class AA consolation title).