Jan 19, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; A Virginia Tech Hokies cheerleader carries the Hokies flag onto the court before the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Greg Stroman Picks Hokies

On Saturday afternoon the Virginia Tech Hokies picked up one of the top 2014 athletes in the state of Virginia as Greg Stroman verbally pledged to play in Blacksburg next season.

Nov 17, 2012; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies helmet rests on the side line during the first quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Stroman, a Manassas, VA native, is rated as a three-star recruit, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and is pegged as the 124th best athlete in the nation and 41st best in Virginia.

He surprisingly chose the Hokies at a high school announcement over the Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils. All of the experts at 247Sports had Stroman landing with the Cavaliers in their Crystal Ball predictions.

At 5-11, 160 pounds, Stroman plays quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver at his high school, but it is uncertain where he will fit in once he is on campus next season. It is probably safe to say that Stroman will not be playing quarterback, so I project him to either be a slot wide receiver or corner back at the next level.

On film, Stroman shows signs of get footwork, quickness and raw athleticism. One thing that stands our about Stroman is how smooth he looks whether it is running the read option, running a route, or playing in the secondary.

Stroman could be one of the steals of this class for Virginia Tech, and he elevated their class ranking to No. 16 in the nation and 4th overall in the ACC. He is commitment No. 20 overall for Virginia Tech in 2014 and is the third Hokies commit in this year’s class that is labeled as an ‘athlete’.

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