Recruiting has gotten off to a hot start for Warren (Mich.) De La Salle Collegiate running back Allen Stritzinger with a handful of scholarship offers. The recent Sound Mind Sound Body camp allowed the 6-foot, 183-pound running back a chance to showcase his talents.
“This is a great experience and I've been coming since I was in the sixth grade,” said Stritzinger. “Back then, I didn't really understand what was going on as I just got a lot of teaching out of it while gaining a good experience. But now, it's becoming bigger and becoming a recruiting process thing. So I'm just embracing every moment of it.”
One of the many coaching staffs paying attention to Stritzinger was Michigan State. A program he's been working hard to build a solid relationship with.
“I'm really leaning towards Michigan State,” he said. “I've been going up and building a relationship with Coach (Brad) Salem and Coach (Curtis) Blackwell. I've also met Coach (Mark) Dantonio a few times and plan on going to camp and get that offer from them and make something happen from it.”
What would it mean to earn that scholarship offer from the Green & White?
“It's a big deal for me,” he said. “I've grown up watching Michigan State and seeing what they've been doing the past couple of years. So to earn an offer would be an honor and a blessing. I feel I would fit in their program well as a running back or as a cornerback. I love both the style of their offense and the way they use their defensive backs. So either way I feel I would fit in.”