When asked to describe his starting quarterback, rising senior Greg Stroman , Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) head coach Mike Dougherty offered the following: “As a person, you cannot find a nicer kid. He is well-mannered and he comes from a great family. He is the type of kid I’d let babysit my kids. And he’s a heck of a player.”
A humble personality, Stroman is “all business” on a football field according to his coach. The 6’0″, 165-pound signal caller passed for 2,038 yards with 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions his junior season. He added 1,013 yards rushing with 14 scores, guiding the Raiders to a 9-2 overall record that included wins over prominent programs such as Battlefield and Broad Run.
“As a player, he is the most electric kid I’ve ever coached,” Dougherty said of Stroman. “He is dynamic. He makes things happen. There were about four games where we were driving for the winning or tying score, and he was great at figuring out a way to get us in the end zone. That was as a 145-pound junior.”
Recruiting-wise, Stroman entered Virginia Tech’s June 2nd one-day camp without an FBS offer in the fold. A major reason for this is the fact that most major college programs project him to play a position other than quarterback. He competed at cornerback, a position he has played some but not full time on the high school level, at Tech’s camp. He left with an offer from the Hokies.
“I knew I had to come in and open some eyes, to show I could play another position besides quarterback,” Stroman said.
The afternoon portion of the camp, which included position drills and one-on-ones, was shortened by rain. Therefore, Stroman competed only at cornerback despite being told beforehand that he would get a look at corner and receiver.
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