What is the Best Way to Get Stronger

I was talking to this guy at the gym I go to the other day and the guy totally misunderstood what I was talking about. He seems to be caught up in some sort of fitness forum group think. I was talking about how to get stronger and he started telling me about some stuff called somatodrol. He had read about it some place and he was sure that he needed to get some of it I think, but I believe it was expensive and he was broke. It was something like that. In fact that stuff does not seem to have much to do with making you stronger from what I can tell. It just makes you get more muscle definition I think. Those bodybuilders call this getting cut I think. it is all they care about, but it means almost nothing to me in this sense. I would like the six pack abs, but they are not really going to help me with what I need to do.

I am interested in playing ball at the college level and there is a chance I could do it. I am not going to get a scholarship to Alabama or Auburn, or any of those places. They are looking for a guy who is a lot bigger and stronger than me. To put it plainly they want some guy who is about ten times better than me. Of course there are hundreds and hundreds of colleges in this country and a lot of them have football scholarships. I probably need to gain about 20 pounds to look like a guy who can play in the college game though. At the moment I take a real pounding because I am in the middle of it all and I am not big enough.