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Strickland planning visits

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Junior running back Dontae Strickland of Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick continues to hold two offers, but he has seen a number of new schools come into the picture. Strickland is also hoping to take a few visits during the winter and spring.
Strickland, who has offers from Rutgers and Virginia, mentioned some of the new schools that he is hearing from.
"Alabama, Florida State, Missouri, Mississippi State and Arkansas are showing new interest," said Strickland, who is 5-foot-11 and 183 pounds. "I also got invited to the Army All-American Combine on January 2nd."
Now that his season is complete, Strickland has also begun to piece together a visit schedule.
"I'm probably going to head out to Penn State, Virginia, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland in the winter, then the others in the spring or summer," he said.
Strickland believes that Georgia Tech, Maryland, Rutgers, Nebraska and Miami are currently recruiting him the hardest, plus he mentioned that coaches from the Yellow Jackets and Terrapins stopped by his school last week.
"It feels amazing to be the only one in my school getting these looks right now, and then it also reminds me that I have to keep my head on right because once something goes wrong all of this is over with," he said. "It's something I think about all the time."
On the field this fall, Strickland finished with 1,033 yards on 102 carries and 12 total touchdowns. Defensively he added 36 solo tackles, two interceptions and four sacks.
"I think we could have done better as team," said Strickland. "Not making it to the state championship was kind of a letdown this year. As an individual I think I performed at a peak level and put my best effort to make it known that I was the best player on the field game in and game out."
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