Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 198 pounds, Skyline (Texas) wide receiver Carlos Strickland is definitely a formidable foe on the football field and a number of high school football coaches from around Texas would agree with that assessment.
The talented 2015 prospect seems to be the complete package in what you're looking for in a wide receiver with his great height, hands, yards after catch ability, blazing speed and a confident attitude to be a game breaker.
“I'm a wiry, go get it type of receiver that gives his all every play,” said Strickland. “I'm that type of player that wants you to just throw the ball up and let me go get it.”
That's just what he's been doing for the Raiders on a weekly basis this season.
Though the Skyline standout is pretty used to being doubled covered every game, as the opposition tries to figure out a way to slow this machine down down, it hasn't really slowed his production down and it seems college recruiters have finally started to take notice.
“Recruiting’s been going pretty good and I just got my first offers from Texas Tech and Illinois,” he shared. “Since then, I've gotten offers from Oklahoma State, SMU and TCU. I'm also hearing from schools like California, Washington, Oregon, LSU, Georgia, UCLA and Notre Dame.”
Strickland definitely fits the profile of the type of receiver that Notre Dame loves to recruit and it seems like the contact initiated by the Irish has definitely left him intrigued.
“I really don't know a whole lot about Notre Dame right now, but I know I'm definitely interested in them,” admitted Strickland, “They played in the BCS championship game last year, so I know they have a pretty good team. They also have some the best academics in the nation."
What exactly is he looking for in a school at the next level?
“I'm just looking for a place where I fit in,” stated the Texas native. “I want to find a really good school where I can play football and get a great education.”
The talented wide receiver will get his look first look at the Irish on Saturday when he heads to Dallas to see Notre Dame battle Arizona State and he already knows where his eyes will be focused.
“I'm really excited to see Notre Dame play this weekend,” claimed Strickland. “I'm just going to go up there and have fun and see how they run their offense. I'm going to be watching the quarterbacks and receivers a lot and seeing what kind of chemistry they have. I want to see if they’re on the same page or not.”
No matter what happens on Saturday, Strickland is ready to start the recruiting process with the Irish and he’s already looking at taking a trip to South Bend if he’s able to.
“I'm hoping to take a visit up there sometime after my season because I really want to see the campus and everything. I've always liked Notre Dame and they're one of my top schools, so you could sayI really like them, like a lot.”