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Virginia Tech has added another defensive piece to its 2011 recruiting class, landing a commitment this morning from H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) cornerback Adeboye Aromire. As is the case with its other 2011 defensive commits, Aromire was one of Tech’s top early targets.

“I didn’t sign any papers or anything, but I committed to Virginia Tech,” said Adeboye, who received an official scholarship offer from Tech this past January. Tech was the first FBS program to offer.

“It feels good. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m finished [with the recruiting process].”

The 6-0, 180-pound boundary corner prospect spoke with head coach Frank Beamer earlier today.

“He said he felt really good about it,” Aromire recalled. “He kept saying this was good news. He’s going to go golfing today and he told me now he’s going to go with a smile.”

Virginia Tech’s tradition in terms of winning and defense won out over offers from Illinois, childhood favorite Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.

“Virginia Tech was the only school of the ones that had offered to go to several BCS Bowl games recently,” Aromire said. “I’m going to play defensive back and they have a history of developing defensive backs. Bud Foster is a great defensive coordinator. He is wanted by a plethora of college teams. I’m comfortable with the Hokie nation. I thought it was the best fit for me, academically and athletically.”

Aromire attended Virginia Tech’s Spring Game in April and it was this visit that firmly placed Tech ahead of the other competition.

“I left feeling pumped about the atmosphere and the relationship between the players and the coaches,” Aromire said. “I loved the fans, the facilities and the people in the town. Even the spectators knew who I was when I was there.”

Aromire plans to get a head start on his academic – he wants to major in Pharmacy – and athletic pursuits. Just like former teammate and current Tech freshman quarterback Ricardo Young did last year, Aromire plans on graduating from H.D. Woodson in December and enrolling at Tech in January.

“The whole purpose of me enrolling early is to be able to get a leg up on the other 2011 guys coming in,” Aromire said. “Most programs teach a lot in the spring and they really get the players ready for playing in the fall. The other incoming