Darrell Strong Update

Quarterback Darrell Strong, 6-4.5, 238, 4.6, Plantation (FL) High School, talks about the teams he is most interested in and who he is officially visiting.<P> Darrell, after starting at the wide receiver position his junior season, switched to quarterback fulltime this season and completed 68.7% of his passes while throwing for 1,200 yards, 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He also rushed for 300 yards and 6 rushing touchdowns.

Darrell Strong interview.

Isn't Mississippi State showing recruiting interest in you?

When did they start recruiting you?
"It started back in the spring."

Have you set up an official visit with them?
"Yes sir, the 30th of January."

What other schools have you officially visited or are going to visit?
"USF (University of South Florida), ECU (East Carolina) and Temple."

What are the dates of the visits?
"USF is the 9th, ECU the 16th and Temple the 23rd. I've got visits set up each weekend."

Have you visited any other schools?
"Pittsburgh. I visited them when they played Miami."

Have all of these schools offered scholarships?

What position are you being recruited as?
"Mostly quarterback. Pittsburgh is recruiting me as a tight end."

What do you like about each of the schools?
"All of these schools are passing schools. That is the first thing I look for. When I go on the visits, I am going to look at them and see what kind of offense they run and see what their program is like."

Do you know much about Mississippi State's offense?
"Yeah, I know they will run the West Coast offense. I've watching Green Bay right now to see what kind of offense they will run."

What are your feelings about Mississippi State?
"I am actually leaning to Mississippi State."

What are the reasons you are leaning their way?
"It's because of the new coach. I didn't really think about Mississippi State until the coach came in and talked to me. He made the program appear to be really nice. I've always wanted to play in the SEC because it is a passing conference. Because of that, I'm leaning to Mississippi State, although I'm still undecided."

Who is the MSU coach actively recruiting you?
"Coach Holliday."

What is your impressions of him?
"Oh, he is a really nice coach. He tells the truth. He tells you the negative parts and the positive parts. He lets you know everything."

Have you talked to their new head coach, Coach Croom?
"No, but he's supposed to come down in about two weeks."

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