American Rugby 7s.
"I’ve never seen anyone that quick on a rugby field ever ever, XVs or Sevens. I don’t think anyone else has either."
A year later and still every time I watch this I’m astounded. To have been playing only 12 weeks when this was recorded is incredible.
A truly impressive athlete from a young age in Athletics and American Football, he was the 36th fastest 100m sprinter in the USA in 2012. To then change to Rugby 7s and be outstanding in the field shows unbelievable talent.
Isles debuted for the USA National 7s team in October 2012 against New Zealand, and scored a try in his first minute on the pitch - any rugby players dream!
Admittedly many believe he may not have what it takes, sure he can run fast but can he handle the ball? He’s the first to admit he is anything but the finished product, he is most definitely still learning the game and once his skills develop, he’ll be an unbelievable contender on the pitch.
Carlin’s dream is to be at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games whatever happens. With the introduction of Rugby 7s into the Olympic schedule, Isles has now two possible chances of making it there.
With his continuing improvement on the rugby field, when he masters the art of 7s, he could be with the USA 7s team. If not, I’m sure he’ll be improving on his track times, and can line up against the best of them.
With raw talent and undeniable drive, I’m sure we’ll definitely be seeing him there one way or another.