2013 OL Garrett Strohmaier (6’3, 285, 4.2 shuttle) of Jesuit HS in Carmichael, California is receiving strong interest from Army, San Jose St., Nevada, California, Iowa St., Alabama St., Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Northern Colorado.
Strohmaier is an excellent student, carrying a 4.3 GPA and was inducted into the National Honor Society last year. He also excels in athletics, throwing the discus and shotput for the track team and looks forward to playing college football. In 2011, he recorded 42 pancake blocks and didn’t allow a sack.
Jesuit HS’s star lineman has been busy this summer and he detailed his recruitment. “Army is close to offering. The staff likes the fact I shotput and they want to see how I begin my senior season,” he said. “We’re changing from a spread scheme to a veer offense, and that system more closely fits what Army is doing offensively. It’ll show my versatility as a lineman to them.
“Iowa St. visited me this spring and let me know I’m on their radar.
“Nevada, I couldn’t make it out to camp, but it will be a school I consider. I like their tradition and the offensive system they run.
“Stanford I left feeling like they were interested in me after the one-day camp I attended,” Strohmaier said. “I’ve built good relationships there. It’s close to home and the academics are top-notch.
“Cal is an excellent institution. I have a good relationship with QB coach Marcus Arroyo. I went to their showcase camp earlier this summer and worked with OL coach Jim Michalczik. They informed me they’ll be recruiting me this fall.”
He has already visited Cal and Stanford unofficially.
Several FCS schools also interest Strohmaier, including Alabama St. and Northern Colorado. ”Head coach Reggie Barlow at Alabama St. said he likes my style of play. I’m definitely interested in them.
“Northern Colorado is on me and I believe they want to offer me, but OL coach Chris Smith told me that FCS recruiting takes a little longer. Coach Smith mentioned how their program was improving, but they aren’t where they want to be yet. I love Coach Smith and have a strong relationship with him. They have great academics and coaching. I’d be in good shape there,” he said. “Northern Colorado will visit me September 14 and I’m very interested in them.”
Strohmaier told Deep South Recruiting that his Top 10 would be (in no particular order): Cal, Harvard, Nevada, San Jose St., Princeton, Iowa St., Fresno St., Alabama St., Stanford, and Oregon St.
He feels he owns multiple strengths on the football field. “My versatility and technique are strengths. I pride myself on technique and I’ve played all three positions across the line,” Strohmaier said. “I’ve played tackle for three years, now I’m sliding inside to guard. I’m working on long-snapping, too. I want to be able to offer that on the next level.
“I also feel my power is a strength and I’ve worked very hard over the offseason to improve my numbers.”
Strohmaier has an interesting set of offers from all across the country, but he said school location won’t play a big factor in his decision making. “I’m willing to go to school out of state and travel to any region to play college football.”
He has no timetable on making a verbal commitment.
– Michael Bradley