Strahl Business

Port Orange, Fla. native Jonathan Strahl has had a busy few years as the leader for his high school squad. The impressive qb prospect has shown his ability to adapt and excel as he's worked in multiple offenses during his two year stint as starter. He recently sat down with BlueRaiderZone to discuss what he's looking for in a potential program and who he's hearing from so far.

Jonathan Strahl Profile

"Right now I'm hearing from a lot of Ivy League schools, a couple of Division 1-AA schools and obviously Middle Tennessee," Strahl says during a recent phone interview with BRZ. "I'm also hearing from a couple of Division II programs."

The 6-2, 184 lb. quarterback has put together a couple of solid seasons for the Spruce Creek Hawks, despite the fact that he's had to do it in multiple offenses. When asked what sort of system he's used to playing, he just laughs and offers up the following explanation.

"My sophomore year I ran the spread. Last year, I ran double wing, but we changed offenses in the middle of the year," Strahl explains. "We went back to the spread because we got some of our players back, and as we got the talent back we were able to go back to spreading the ball."

Because he had several crucial playmakers missing for a good portion of the season, Jonathan didn't have the ability to showcase his skills as much during 2010. Those who study the numbers can see his potential, though. He completed an impressive 61% of his passes (71-for-115) and averaged over 10 yards per completion. When it was all said and done, Strahl ended up with over 750 yards through the air and six touchdowns to no interceptions

As far as his recruiting goes, Strahl is taking it in stride. As mentioned above, he's hearing from multiple programs, but Middle Tennessee remains to be the sole D-1 school to contact him so far. At first, he wasn't too familiar with the Blue Raider program, but he's starting to learn.

"I know they're in Tennessee," he laughs, explaining his original knowledge of the program. "But actually one of my dad's friends went there so she gave me a little background. She said it was a nice campus. From looking online and reading everything it looks like a really nice place to be."

For now, Jonathan is preparing for the 2011 season, which will feature the air raid offense. He says he's hoping for a Middle Tennessee staff member to come down for a Spring practice or possibly even his Spring scrimmage in May. Until then, he'll just keep doing what he's doing.

Keep it tuned to BlueRaiderZone.com for more on Jonathan as the Summer progresses.

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