Independence’s Kylan Stribling announced Saturday that he has committed to play football at Middle Tennessee State.
“Every single recruit will tell you that when you pick a school it just feels right,” said Stribling, a three-star prospect and the No. 48-ranked player in the state per 247Sports. “MTSU just felt right; it felt like home.”
He primarily played defensive back in high school but was recruited as an athlete.
Stribling, a rising senior and the younger brother of Missouri defensive back Finis Stribling IV, registered 60 tackles (43 solo), two interceptions, six pass deflections and a fumble recovery in 2014, helping lead the Eagles to a 6-5 record and a Class 6A playoff appearance.
“He’s a terrific player for us,” Independence coach Scott Blade said. “He’s big, fast and physical, and he’s got the intangibles which have helped him become a great player. He’s going to do well for them.”
Stribling is the second Independence player to commit to a Division I school this summer, joining three-star wide receiver Nate Johnson, who pledged to Purdue last month.