Missouri Prospect Wooed By NU

There are some athletes that can play just about any position on a football field that their size allows. One such player has been identified by several schools within the Big XII including Nebraska. Just what does this athlete bring to the table and how does he look to contribute once making the transition from high school to college?

Rockhurst High School's Phillip Strozier has it all.  Good size, great speed, agility, everything it takes to be a solid contributor at a number of positions.  Standing 6' 1" and weighing in at 185 pounds, Strozier runs a 4.5 40 yard dash, benches 265 pounds, squats 365 pounds and cleans 225 pounds. 

He carries a 3.1 GPA in the classroom and amassed 60 tackles, one interception and one touchdown last season as a junior where he played primarily as a cornerback.  He was named to the All-State, All-District and All-Metro teams while currently holding offers from Kansas and Missouri.  He also has interest from Notre Dame, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Boston College, Louisville, Northwestern, Miami and Kansas State.  He cites his current favorites as Notre Dame, Iowa, Miami, Nebraska and Kansas and says his strengths are his technique and strength.

Strozier was actually a fan of Nebraska growing up, but he doesn't claim any particular school's allegiance as he enters the recruiting fray.  The Cornhuskers have been sure to keep in contact with Phillip.  "They've sent mostly informational, a couple handwritten letters just about the spring game," he said.   There is a possibility that Strozier will make it up for the final spring scrimmage held in Lincoln. 

In looking at some of the big factors for his collegiate choice, Strozier said that he is looking at, "Academic standards, graduation rate, how the program is run and who's involved in it along with overall atmosphere."  Phillip is looking for a place where he can be comfortable, secure and basically be able to operate in happiness.  He has already taken unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Missouri and Kansas and said that he would like to visit Miami, Nebraska and Kansas State at some point on the recruiting trail.

Touching back on the subject of Nebraska, Strozier likes what he sees overall from the program.  ‘They're solid, other than this past year, but usually they're solid each and every year. The defense is always top notch and the program has a great history of being one of the top contenders in the nation day in and day out," he said.

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