One of the top performers at the Chicago Showcase was Warren (Mich.) De La Salle 2017 athlete Allen Stritzinger. The versatile standout displayed his defensive skills at defensive back. Several schools have taken notice of Stritzinger including the Wolverines, who discusses the latest between them.
“I have been keeping in contact with (Running Backs) Coach (Tyrone) Wheatley, but haven’t talked to him recently,” Stritzinger told The Michigan Insider. “I will get him in contact soon because I have been waiting on my dad since he’s been out of town. I’m waiting for him to come back, so we can start planning dates to go up to different schools to check out spring practices and games.”
“It is kind of the same stuff he’s been telling me. I just want to get up there for a practice because I haven’t been there for a practice yet. I have experienced a game and have been affiliated with Michigan for awhile now, so I’m going to keep it going. I see him all the time. I see him at track meets and his son runs track too, so I see those guys and we've always been in the same area.”
While the Wolverines aren’t at the top right now for the 6-0, 183-pounder, his interest hasn’t faded at all in the Maize and Blue.
“They are not necessarily my leader, but they are a school high up my list because of the contact they do keep with me. I am very interested in Michigan. The more I keep in contact with them, the more I love them. There is a lot of schools in the race and I’m keeping my options open and embracing the recruiting process.”
What stands out to the in-state prospect is that hometown feel and prestigious tradition at Michigan.
“The tradition and I’m from Michigan, so it is basically home,” said Stritzinger. “I'm used to it now and I have been there so many times, it has become a place that I am very familiar with.”
As for narrowing down his list of suitors, Stritzinger is in no rush on making any decisions and plans to take in this once in a lifetime experience.
“I haven’t thought about it yet, but I will probably make a commitment around the end of my senior season,” said Stritzinger. “A lot of guys commit before it, but with the recruiting process still going, I want to experience it fully, but I don’t want to commit too late.”
As for upcoming visits, Stritzinger is working to make it to Michigan’s spring game, Michigan State and Syracuse for a spring practice too.