Leader of the Pack
Clear Creek’s Lindberg has become a national recruit
New Clear Creek coach Dwayne Lane has to be happy coming back to the district he called home for several years as an assistant at Clear Lake.
After heading to South Houston High School to get his first head coaching job, the powers that be brought him back home to Clear Creek ISD. The cupboard is not bare in the den.
The lead Wildcat is 2020 national recruit Chad Lindberg, who will anchor the offensive line the next two seasons. The 6-foot6, 300-pounder has pulled offers from virtually every high major program. His size is impressive, but something else has caught college recruiters’ eyes.
“Just watch the opening play of my highlight film,” Lindberg laughs. “It was a game against Friendswood. It was just a nasty, fun play where I finished off a block. After I took a look at my film and compared it to others, I figured I was going to get recruited.”
His first offer came from Colorado last December.
“It went quiet for a few months and then the floodgates opened,” he said. “Now I’m just working on all the facets of my game like speed, strength, flexibility and explosiveness during our conditioning camp this summer. I will try and get to some college campuses as well.”
Lindberg likes to hunt and fish, play a little Fortnite and cook. Cook?
“I’m pretty good,” he said. “My favorite meal is surf and turf.”
Lindberg reached the regional track meet throwing the shot put, but knows his future is on the gridiron.
“I love the Texans and J.J. Watt,” he said. “I really liked watching all the college bowl games over the holidays. Any college game I will virtually watch.”
Which begs the question, what are his thoughts on recruiting?
“I’m looking for a great mix of academics and athletics,” he said. “Also a college program’s history of getting offensive linemen to the NFL. Of course that’s the goal.”