Dwellie Striggles came to University School this year from Dillard for a number of reasons. Education was the No. 1 priority. The other was a chance to play for head coach Roger Harriott an his impressive staff.
On Monday, the 5-10, 175-pound defensive back watched his dedication and hard work pay off as he committed to attend the University of Buffalo, marking the third player from the Davie school to choose a Division 1 program in the past month.
Following in the footsteps of teammates David Perry (Miami) and Brice Hawkes, who committed to Syracuse University last week, Striggles will take his talents to a program that is much like University School, with former Nebraska quarterback Turner Gil continuing to make progress.
"The program is so much like what I experienced this year at University School," said Striggles. "A family-oriented atmosphere with people who care about what you do – on and off the playing field. That was the major selling point for me."
A track standout and basketball player at Dillard, Striggles made an immediate impact at University School with the ability to play on either side of the ball. His 4.4 (40) speed was also a huge asset to the success of a young program this season.
"Dwellie came here with a commitment to being better all around and he succeeded," said Harriott. "Having the opportunity to play Division 1 football and get a quality education is something that everyone strives for. We have no doubt that he will continue to make an impact for years to come."
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