December 11, 2011

Linebacker commit felt at home

Mike Strizak has been to Boston College several times now but his official visit this weekend was his best opportunity yet to experience life at the school he will call home for at least four years.

The 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker from Don Bosco Prep had a stellar senior season and is one of BC's most highly-ranked commitments from the Class of 2012.

Strizak and several other prospects, most of them also committed, took an official to BC this weekend and everything ran smoothly.

"It was awesome," Strizak told "It was just great. I loved the campus and the kids. The coaches made it a great experience."

Strizak has camped at Boston College every year since he was a freshman and he took an unofficial visit to the school over the summer before his commitment. Strizak also took in some practices at BC this year.

This weekend he went a little more in-depth with the coaches and players.

"We went on a city tour and a facility tour. We met with academic advisers and the strength and conditioning coach. We watched a couple of guys give a speech and workout. It was a great experience."

Steele Divitto was Strizak's host for the weekend and he had a hand in making it a weekend to remember.

"We all got along very well. I think there were seven other recruits that had already committed up there with me and it was good to get to know some of the other players besides Steele.

"I had met Luke Kuechly and Kevin Pierre-Louis before the official and it was good to meet some of the other offensive and defensive players."

The coaches told Strizak that they haven't decided whether he is a better fit at Mike or Will linebacker yet. He sat in on a position meeting and watched some tape with the coaches and that was one of the highlights of the weekend.

Jamil Pollard was an uncommitted prospect on his official visit and Strizak thinks he had a good time.

"I think it went great for him," Strizak said. "I think you could tell he really liked the atmosphere up there."


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