Q&A: Aromire Arrives This Week

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H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) cornerback Adeboye Aromire will leave for Blacksburg on Friday. He won’t return home, as he’ll be enrolling at Virginia Tech and thus embarking on his college career. The 6-0, 180-pound prospect, a second-team Washington Post all-metro selection in 2010, took time for a “Q&A” before he officially becomes a Hokie.

TechSideline.com: Are you ready for college life?


TechSideline.com: What are you most excited about in terms of beginning your college career?

ADEBOYE AROMIRE: I’m just excited to be on my own, waking up everyday and everything falls on me. Getting ready to play ball. I’m looking forward to spring practice.

TechSideline.com: Have you received any advice from other players that have enrolled early?

ADEBOYE AROMIRE: ‘Cardo (Ricardo Young) gave me the play by play about what is going on in workouts and what goes on as far as conditioning and things like that. He has me hip to how a lot of things go down, especially with spring ball. He has told me how the first semester will go, so I know what to expect.

TechSideline.com: What is a must-have item that you are taking with you from home?

ADEBOYE AROMIRE: I have my Washington Nationals hats that remind me of home. I make sure I have those. I’ve got three. A red one, a blue one, and a red and blue one.

TechSideline.com: In spring ball, what position will you be playing?

ADEBOYE AROMIRE: They told me I would be playing boundary corner. I’m just preparing myself for that. I’m just waiting for what they will teach me and show me, and I’ll meditate on that and go from there.

TechSideline.com: Can you reflect a little bit on the recruiting process? Specifically, talk about the contact Virginia Tech had with you prior to your commitment.

ADEBOYE AROMIRE: From the beginning, Tech was the first school to offer. I remember the day I met Coach Sherman. He had come to see Ricardo. He mentioned to my coach that I looked good and he had heard about me. From the beginning, when they started recruiting me around the middle of my junior year, Tech always sent letters. Coach Sherman would keep in touch a lot. He couldn’t call me directly initially, but he would