Stryffeler said it was basically love at first sight when he and his father stepped onto the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
"I pretty much knew right away when I got there that Ball State was the place to go," Anthony said. "Dad told me I had to take Mom down with us on another visit. So we did and she thought it was the right fit for me. She was the biggest factor in the decision."
With his Mom's blessing the 6-4 220 DE can now focus on other facets of his game and not have to worry about college coaches looking over his shoulder - namely Central Michigan, Ohio and Michigan State, who all had steady interest in Stryeffeler.
With the summer approaching, Anthony has one goal in mind for his time away from school. "I need to get bigger. I need more size," he said.
Also on tap will be another visit to Ball State, this time for Camp on June 12.
And as for his senior season:
"I'd really love to make All-State," he said. "And for our team to make it deep into the playoffs."