Varsity Preps

Junior Stranahan Standout Getting Noticed

2015 OT/DE Kirk Livingstone (6’4, 230, 4.73) of Stranahan High recorded 42 pancake blocks at offensive tackle and 42 tackles and seven sacks at end.

Livingstone said he’s hearing from SyracuseFloridaMiami, and Arizona. He spoke about the contact he’s had with each program.

“One of the coaches from Syracuse came to scout a practice, got to meet him. They’re in touch with my coach.

FloridaMiami, and Arizona send letters and emails. I’ve received questionnaires and materials about how their seasons are going.”

Stranahan’s talented junior says school location won’t determine his college choice.

“I’d prefer to play college football closer to home, but I wouldn’t mind going away for school, either.”

Academics will play a major role in his decision making. He currently owns a 4.4 GPA and wants to major in the medical field.

“I’ll be looking at all the programs available at each school, see how they do things and what exactly I feel most comfortable with.”

The campus environment will also be important to Livingstone.

“The place I see myself going for four years will be enjoyable and comfortable.”

Shortly after the season is over, Livingstone will attend the TOC Sports Underclassmen Combine in Miramar, FL. TOC Sports has invited the top juniors from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, hand-picked by local high school football and recruiting expert Larry Blustein.

Livingstone shared what he feels makes him a standout at tackle and end, and what his position preference might be on the next level.

“I feel like I excelled blocking in the running game on offense and rushing the passer on defense,” he said. “But if I had a choice, I’d want to play defensive end in college. I like the rush hitting and tackling gives me.”

Over the offseason, Livingstone will return to the basketball team as a starting forward and center. He averages 10 points, eight rebounds, and two assists per game. He’ll also participate in track.

Head coach Willie Hill says of Livingstone: “He’s also hearing from LouisvilleVanderbilt, and Tennessee. Kirk will attend the Auburn camp with Richie Kittles in the summer.

“Kirk has a natural football sense and strength. He has great feet for his size. He rarely misses a block on offense and nobody can block him on defense because of his get off. He’s a beast on the field, humble young man.”

– Michael Bradley

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