Strong is currently attending Reedley Community College in Reedley, CA. A well-muscled 6-foot-4 inches, 250 pounds, he is capable of running a 4.75 forty-yard dash. Darel can bench 355 pounds and squat 475 pounds.
"I went to Fort Scott Junior College (KS) after my senior year. I hurt my knee but it turned out to be not as serious as everyone first thought. There was no ligament damage," he said. "They wanted me to take a red shirt so I transferred to Reedly."
Strong believes he can play an integral role on the Panthers defensive line. "I have seen their defensive ends. They are good but on the small side," he said. "I bring a solid combination of size and speed. I have always been considered a speed rusher but I'm getting better at bull rushing. I'm strong enough to take on offensive tackles."
Strong finished his senior season at Plantation High School (Plantation, FL) with 60 tackles and 10 sacks.
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