Virginia Tech has successfully recruited H.D. Woodson High School (Washington, D.C.) on a number of occasions, most recently in 2010 with quarterback Ricardo Young. Head coach Frank Beamer is back for more in 2011, having extended an offer to 6-0, 180-pound cornerback prospect Adeboye Aromire (pronounced Ad-a-boy-yay Air-oh-more-ay).
Tech is not alone in its pursuit of Aromire, H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) defensive coordinator Wayne Johnson said this morning.
“He has a lot of offers now,” said Johnson, who also serves as recruiting coordinator at Woodson. “LSU, Georgia, Maryland came in and offered and West Virginia came in and offered. Only five schools have gotten his tape and all five schools have offered.”
Aromire plans to be in Blacksburg on February 27 for Virginia Tech’s junior day. The Hokies are “high on his list, but he is still open right now,” Johnson said.
On and off the field, Aromire impresses college recruiters.
“We played him a lot at safety last season, but we had a need at safety,” Johnson said. “We had to make one of our corners a safety. I think he will be a boundary corner on the next level, but he’s versatile. His brother ran track at Florida for two-and-a-half years before transferring to Maryland. Adeboye has been running track. Speed has never been a question. We play him on both sides of the ball. He’s a kick-returner, too. Off the field, he’s an outgoing kid. He is strong in the classroom. He has a great work ethic. He is a great young man.”
So far, Aromire is the only 2011 H.D. Woodson prospect invited to Virginia Tech’s junior day. Others may still come to Blacksburg, though, to get a look at the campus and perhaps meet the coaches.
“We’ll probably end up taking our tight end down there to see the place,” Johnson said, referring to 6-4, 245-pound Darius Redman, who has high interest from Georgia. “There are two other offensive tackles being recruited. One is Ramsey Henderson, who is 6-6, 295 pounds, and the other one, who is a transfer, is named Michael Miller. Miller is 6-6, 290 pounds. They are all good students with good grades. They’ll get offers. We could have seven college kids in this class.”
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