Notes: Aromire, Marshall Updates

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Aromire Headed To VT In January

Just one game remains between H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) and a third straight Turkey Bowl title. Woodson downed Coolidge in semifinal action last week and will meet Ballou, a team it defeated in the regular season, in the Thanksgiving Day DCIAA championship game.

“A lot of people doubted us earlier this season, had us ranked lower than Ballou and Dunbar,” said Woodson senior defensive back Adeboye Aromire, who was part of the 2010 title squad. “We try not to pay attention to that stuff, but we have been hungry the whole season to get respect.

“Right now, it doesn’t feel like we’ve accomplished a great feat just by making the Turkey Bowl. Ultimately, our goal is to 3-peat. We’re not excited now. We’re going to buckle down and go for the win.”

Aromire, who has been cleared by the NCAA and accepted by Virginia Tech for January enrollment, calls the final week-and-a-half of his high school career a “bitter-sweet” time. Closing out his impressive high school career with another championship is the top priority, but the talented prospect is excited about the prospect of being in Blacksburg in just two months.

“Last week, I got to thinking about moving onto the next level, but I’m also looking back on high school,” said Aromire, who plans to take an official visit to Tech in early December. “My high school career is almost over, but that’s life. Things move on. I’m getting more excited about it.”

With the exception of 10 to 15 snaps at safety, the 6-0, 180-pound Aromire has played cornerback throughout the 2010 season. In 11 games (9-2), he has allowed only one reception while breaking up about 10 passes. He is being recruited by Virginia Tech to play corner.

Marshall Won’t Be At VT In January

While Aromire will enroll at Tech in January, Dinwiddie (VA) defensive end Corey Marshall will have to wait until next summer. Marshall, who had hoped to enroll in January, will graduate early from high school but will do so after the January enrollment period at Virginia Tech.

Dinwiddie just concluded an undefeated regular season at 10-0. Friday night, the Generals take on Joel Caleb-led Clover Hill in the Division 5, Central Region semifinals.