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Division 2 Highlight Reel: Mike Strachan, WR, University of Charleston

Mike Strachan is from Freeport, Bahamas but do not let that fool you. The huge wide receiver from the University of Charleston has football in his blood. His father Jerome was a wide receiver for Bethune-Cookman University of the MEAC Division back in the day. 

Strachan played high school football in Lynchburg, Virginia at Liberty Christian Academy where he caught the eye of Charleston football coach Pat Kirkland, who fell in love with his size at 6’5. 

Strachan is a track star too with speed, and many believed he was a track star playing football. We continue to hear that Strachan is a student of the game though, he studies every chance he gets. Also what helped Strachan is the fact he lined up across from Jonte Pooler and Cedric Amadi early in his career. Both Pooler and Amadi were beasts at UC. 

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Strachan came to Charleston in 2016 where he was a redshirt. In 2017, the young wide receiver played in 7 games and recorded just one catch for six yards, but in 2018 everything changed. 

As a redshirt Sophomore, Mike was named to the All-MEC First team. He played in 11 games for the Golden Eagles and finished the year with 48 receptions and 1007 yards receiving. That 1007 yards became a record at UC.

Last year, Strachan did it again. He broke his receiving record when he hauled in 78 receptions for 1,319 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was named a First Team ALL-MEC player for the second year in a row. This year, I am expecting even more from the big time playmaking wide receiver. 

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes: 

When you look at the film on Mike Strachan you get fired up. The kid is a huge target that is very similar to Antonio Gandy-Golden who was drafted this year from Liberty. Both are huge targets with big play making ability. Strachan dominates the Division 2 level and is one of the best small school wide receivers in the nation. He will get a shot at the next level for sure, and I feel he will be a Diamond in the Rough. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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