Scout 300 DL favors four

It was not that long ago that Jason Strowbridge had only one offer. He now has over a dozen and the defensive lineman out of Florida has four favorites...

Scout was down in Deerfield Beach, Fla. to evaluate Jason Strowbridge late in August 2013. At that time, Marshall had offered.

The 6-foot-4, 238 pound defensive lineman was quickly named a four-star prospect by Scout and he now has over a dozen scholarship offers.

Alabama, Florida, Louisville, Miami, Nebraska, South Florida, and Wake Forest are among those that have offered.

He admits he did not see these offers coming this early.

"I am a little surprised by all the offers," said Strowbridge. "I was never sure if I could get offers like this. Schools are telling me that they like my size, how I can move around, my long range, and my athletic ability. They see a lot in me, so that feels good."

He picked up an offer from in-state Florida when he visited not that long ago and he has a special connection there.

"I really think I could do some damage at Florida if I went there. I like the coaches a lot and I had a good time at the visit. The facilities are nice, I like their defense, and having Brandon Powell (Former teammate) is cool. Brandon always wants me up there and he is one of the reasons I am really looking at Florida."

The Gators are high on Strowbridge's list.

He has four favorites.

"Miami, Florida, Louisville, and Alabama are my top four. That is not in any order and they are all pretty tight together."

Florida is not the only in-state school Strowbridge lists and it is not the only in-state school he has visited this year.

One not far from home also stands out to him.

"Miami is the school recruiting me the hardest and I feel at home there," said Strowbridge. "The coaches and the environment make me feel like I am already part of the team there. I like the location too because it is not too far from home."

A school Miami plays in their conference could be the next Strowbridge visits. He is out of school next week and he may trip to Atlanta.

"Georgia Tech has been talking to me a lot, but it has not offered me yet. They want me to visit and I may visit up there next week when I am on spring break. I know that school presents a lot of opportunities after college, so I would like to learn more about Georgia Tech."

One school that are on many prospect's lists is Alabama. They recruit nationally and it signed the top class in 2014.

Tuscaloosa is a place Strowbridge wants to visit in the coming months.

"I do not know a lot about Alabama yet, but I know they win championships. I would like to be part of that and part of a program like that. I also like Coach [Nick] Saban and the type of coach he is. I am planning to visit there this summer."

These visits are important, but this is a marathon, not a sprint for Strowbridge. He does not see the finish line in sight right now.

"I don't think I am anywhere close to making a decision right now," said Strowbridge. "I think I will commit around January after I take my official visits. I am looking for a school with a great Marine Biology program and a school I feel at home at.

"I need a lot more time to figure things out."

Strowbridge is the No. 27 defensive end in the country on Scout.


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