Syracuse is getting a strong start to the 2017 class by hosting several talented players in February for unofficial visits. Another one was added to the list in four-star, Scout 300 running back Allen Stritzinger out of De La Salle Collegiate High School in Michigan.
"I am visiting on the 27th," he said. "Yes, very (excited). I've never been to that part of the country. Syracuse seems like they're making big moves and I want to meet all of the coaches face to face."
Stritzinger calls himself a "pure tailback" but says he can also play defensive back. He believes he can play either position on a team that competes for a National Championship.
His primary recruiter at Syracuse is defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds. Running backs coach Mike Hart is also involved.
"They believe in me," Stritzinger said. "They believe that I can contribute and compete at this level."
Stritzinger says he has had a relationship with the coaches for about a year and thinks they are both young, passionate coaches who work hard. Despite that, he does not have an offer yet, though that could come during the visit. That remains to be seen.
Hailing from Michigan and holding an offer from the Wolverines, they currently lead for Stritzinger's services. That does not mean, however, he is eliminating schools.
"(Syracuse has) just as good as every school that offered me so far," Stritzinger said. "I'm looking for a place to call home and for a program that wants me and believes that I can help them compete/win a National Title."
When he visits, Stritzinger is looking to learn more about the campus life at Syracuse, the academics, facilities and the day to day life of the current players. He also wants to hear about the staff's plans for the future.