Three-star 2015 Strickland Planning Visits

PARLIN, N.J. – South Brunswick (N.J.) 2015 three-star running back Dontae Strickland has two early offers and hopes to add more with a series of offseason visits. Strickland has planned visits to two schools before the end of the year and three more targeted for the offseason.

PARLIN, N.J. – The next two stops for South Brunswick (N.J.) 2015 three-star running back Dontae Strickland will be to Penn State and Rutgers.

Already holding offers from Rutgers and Virginia, Strickland will visit State College, Pa., Nov. 16 for the Purdue game.

"They're sending me a few letters and everything, and I just decided to get a visit up there and meet the coaches," he said. :I didn't visit too many schools during the summer, so my goal is to get to those schools now."

Rutgers and coach Kyle Flood were first to offer Strickland. He visited Rutgers for a September game, and plans to return either for the South Florida game or during bowl practices.

"Rutgers is close to home," Strickland said. "I keep in touch with them every day. The coaches hit me up all the time on Facebook. When I got an invite to the all-star game, coach Flood actually ... told me good luck and that I should come to RU."

Strickland comes from the same high school as former Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu, and current Scarlet Knights Jevon Tyree and T.J. Taylor.

"I see T.J. every weekend, and he tells me about how to go through the recruiting process," Strickland said. "He's helped me a lot there. Jevon might be getting a lot more playing time soon with some guys going down. He told me just wait for my time."

Strickland is in the process of planning post-season visits, and has Maryland at the top of his radar.

"The last time I talked to the coaches, they said they were close [to offering] but to wait until the offseason," Strickland said. "He said when I come out there with my junior film, they'll probably give me an offer."

Strickland holds an offer from Virginia, and aims to visit campus. He also is hearing from Miami, N.C. State, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

"I'll probably visit over the summer, as many as I can," Strickland said. "I'm trying to get out there and take a lot more visits. I'm still getting a lot of mail from Virginia, but I'm not talking to them as much since the season started."

Strickland and South Brunswick recently fell 35-13 to Sayreville. Playing safety and running back, here are some clips from Strickand's performance Friday night.




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