Strickland, 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, is starting his junior season this month. He plays right tackle for the Rebels but expects to be a guard in Athens.
"They told Coach (Ross) New that if I was injured tomorrow or stayed healthy all the way through high school, I still had a scholarship," Strickland said. "I've always wanted to go there. It's a dream come true, an honor to have that offer."