Aromire Thriving At Corner, Ready For VT

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Adeboye Aromire has a Virginia Tech application in hand. He has begun work on it and plans to finish and mail it in next month. As the beginning of his college career gets closer, the H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) senior is showing no signs of second-guessing the decision to enroll early.

“I’m anticipating it,” Aromire said. “I’m ready to go. I’m definitely ready to go.”

Aromire discussed the reasons behind his decision to enroll in January.

“I can leave school now, so I figured I should do it,” he said. “I should take that step forward. I can get in spring ball and workouts, which will definitely help me.

“I’m exciting to be starting off school and my college career soon. I’m going to be focused on doing well academically and getting as strong as I can. All other things will come, but I have to start out strong.”

The 6-0, 180-pound standout expects to begin his Virginia Tech football career at cornerback. This season has been the first he has played the position full-time, as in previous years he rotated among strong safety, free safety and corner. If this season is any indication, the Hokies have a lot to look forward to.

“Honestly, I feel I’ve done very well,” said Aromire, who has helped his team to a 4-3 record with four regular season games remaining. He plays corner opposite standout junior prospect Kenneth Crawley. “Nobody has caught a pass on me. Well, there was one catch on my side when I was playing a zone, but that’s it. I’ve recorded three interceptions.

“I’ve always felt like I was meant to play corner. Athletically, I’ve been told I have very good footwork and very loose hips. I play the game patiently. I just get down and do it. I look forward to playing corner at Tech.”

Expectations for his freshman year are tempered, but Adeboye wants to be ready for whatever situation arises.

“I’m just trying to give everything I can my first year,” he said. “I don’t talk hypothetics. I know Rock [Carmichael] will be leaving, so that cornerback spot might look a little skimpy. By my estimation, I should be able to compete for early playing time because spots will be open.”

The next time Aromire is in Blacksburg for a game,