Two years ago, Strong convinced talented Treasure Coast linebacker Deon Rogers, originally a Georgia commit, to sign with the Cardinals. Last year, Strong landed Treasure Coast offensive lineman Mike Romano, who is now a freshman at Louisville.
Thursday, Strong continued the Treasure Coast streak, securing a commitment from Patrick Jean, a talented 6'3, 210-pound linebacker.
"He really liked Louisville so he just wanted to go ahead and commit to the program," Treasure Coast coach Aaron Sheppard told InsideTheVille.com. "Coach Strong wowed him when he first met him and he's always wanted to be a member of his program."
Jean, who has attended Strong's football camp at Louisville, is a promising sideline-to-sideline playmaker with impressive athleticism and reach. He projects as an outside linebacker with a mean-streak in college for the Cardinals.
"They want him to play linebacker," said Sheppard. "Last week, he had 21 tackles in our kickoff classic game. He's everywhere. He makes a lot of plays. He's a really good player."
"Coaches like his explosiveness and speed. He's really long. He's got arms that hang all the way down to his knees," Sheppard said. "He's 6'3, almost 6'4, about 210 pounds. He's just a big kid. He just needs to put on some weight and they'll teach him everything he needs to know."