Strozier is Top Prospect

Rockhurst high school in Kansas City, Mo. has produced a number of top prospects over the years. Corner prospect Phillip Strozier is the next in line at Rockhurst. The 6-0, 185-pound two-way player is receiving a lot of attention from top schools already. Are the Irish in the hunt for Strozier?

Irish Eyes has already spoken with Rockhurst coach Tony Severino about his star corner prospect Phillip Strozier. But we thought it would be nice to talk to Strozier to get his thoughts on recruiting.

"So far I have an offer from (Kansas)," Strozier said. "Wisconsin, Iowa, Boston College, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Nebraska are recruiting me right now."

The talented Strozier is a two-way player playing both cornerback and wide receiver in high school.

"I probably prefer to play cornerback in college," Strozier said.

We asked Strozier if he plans to attend any camps, junior days or to go see any schools over the summer.

"I haven't been to any football camps," he said. "I might go to some this summer. I'm not sure on that. I went up to KU (Kansas) a few weeks ago. They invited me up there to look at the school. It was pretty nice there. I don't know if I plan to go to any schools this summer."

Strozier is also a solid student with a 3.2 g.p.a, and he has yet to take his test.

We asked the Kansas City native if he planned to make an early decision.

"I don't think so," he said. "My brother (brother Noah plays at Kansas State) didn't take all his visits and he told me that I should take my visits," Strozier said. "I'll probably have a rough idea where I want to go before my visits."

Does Strozier have any favorites at this point?

"I'd say Kansas, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Iowa and Boston College are some of the schools I'm looking at."

Notre Dame signed Rockhurst wide receiver D.J. Hord last year. We asked Strozier if he and Hord are friends.

"Yeah, we're pretty cool," Strozier said of Hord.

Strozier also gave us a list of things he'll be looking for in a school.

"Academics will be important," Strozier said of his decision. "I'll look at graduation percentages, the program, and the people around the program."

Comments: The Irish will certainly be recruiting Strozier very hard this year. He should be one of the top prospects in the Midwest because of his size and speed. He also plays basketball, but Strozier said he will not be playing AAU basketball this summer so he can focus on football. Look for the Irish to be in the race for Strozier's signature. Top Stories