Prospect From Florida Still Trying To Decide

This football prospect who is considering the Tigers discusses his interest in Auburn and three other teams.

Plantation, Fla.--Darrell Strong says he isn't quite ready yet to decide on a college, but notes that he is seriously considering an offer to come to Auburn to play football as a tight end.

The 6-4, 1/2, 238-pounder spent his senior season at Plantation High as Wing-T quarterback, who saw some spot duty at free safety. However, Auburn sees his potential as a tight end, Strong notes.

"I visited Mississippi State last weekend and I really liked the campus there," he says. "The visit went good. I liked the players a lot, too. I got along well with them like I did when I visited Auburn. They are recruiting me to play quarterback."

He says that he expects to make a decision on his college choice by Monday. He was an early commitment to Pitt last summer, but decided to reopen his recruiting. He says Pitt is now back in the picture along with the Tigers plus Mississippi State and Temple.

"I am going to visit Temple this weekend," he says. "After that I will be ready to make a decision."

He says a big part of his interest in Mississippi State and Temple is that they want him to play quarterback. "I really liked playing quarterback this year and that is something that I would like to try in college," he says. "I know if I do that I will need to take a redshirt year.

"I know that if I want to play right away, the possibility of doing that is there if I want to play tight end," he says. "I have got good hands and have the size to play that position in college. Also, I played receiver as a junior. In addition to deciding on where I am going to college, I need to decide what position I want to play.

Commenting on whether or not he has a favorite, he says, "I am considering Pitt again. My visit to Auburn was real good and I am definitely interested in them. Right now I would say I don't have a leader. I want to take my last visit and see how they all compare."

Strong, who played quarterback earlier this month in the Dade-Broward all-star game, threw for 1,000-plus passing yards with 16 touchdowns while completing 68.7 percent of his passes with just three interceptions in his first season as a QB. He also ran for 423 yards and seven TDs directing a run-oriented Wing-T offense. He helped his team to an 11-2 record.

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