Don Bosco’s Mike Strizak Makes Final Decision
On Monday morning, senior Mike Strizak showed everyone that the Don Bosco to Boston College connection is still going strong when the DL from Fair Lawn, New Jersey committed to play for the Eagles. Bosco has had a number athletes attend Boston College over the years, most notably Greg Toal and, recently, Steele DeVito. Strizak noted the good relationship between the two schools as having a big influence on his decision.
“The fact that Coach (Greg) Toal sent two of his (own) kids up there was a factor,” said Strizak. “Brian (Toal) was of the best players in the country and he was real successful, and they have (former Bosco LB) Steele (Divitto) now and that made it a little bit easier.”
Strizak, a 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker, had 12 tackles for losses and nine sacks last season. He was being recruited by schools such as UCONN, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and Maryland as well and seems very confident in his decision.
“They had given me a deadline to commit (Monday),” Strizak said about Boston College. ”Overall, I liked the educational opportunity and the city. I’m very happy the stress is over so I can focus more on this upcoming season with Don Bosco. That’s a big relief.”
This will be the 12th signing for BC Head Coach Spaziani, which is a notable difference than their 2010 recruiting class which only had five verbal commitments by the end of July. Strizak is the second Don Bosco player to commit early. Fellow Fair Lawn resident Tyler Samra previously committed to UConn. Bosco senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo said he will announce his choice Aug. 6, with Darius Hamilton, Yuri Wright, and Elijah Shumate also making their decisions in the upcoming months.