Top CB prospect has a date set

Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, Va.) Ath. Greg Stroman sets a timestamp on his decision. Stroman took two visits this week, Duke and Virginia, and says he will now make a decision in the next 10 days. HooNation caught up with Stroman about the three schools standing out.

Just trying to get everything wrapped before the beginning of the season," said Stonewall Jackson athlete Greg Stroman.

Stroman saw his recruitment pick up some steam this summer when Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke, Wisconsin,UMass and Old Dominion extended offers. But now it seems that list of six is actually a list of three.

" But right now, I think it's down to UVa, (Virginia) Tech and Duke..They're neck and neck."

The 5-foot-11, 160 pound Stroman using the next ten days to pick out his school.

"I want to be done by August 1st the day before two a days," he said. "But I think I am going to announce that Saturday.. after practice."

With a set date in mind for his decision, Stroman used this week to visit two of his favorites, Duke and Virginia.

"See how they (Duke) do things down there. We met the DB coach(Derek Jones), it was my first time meeting him there. And it was a great visit. It helped me learn about what they are about.

"They basically said they have three starters right now, and they are at least trying to play 3 or 4 corners, so that leaves 2 spots open... And those three starters are seniors, so they will be gone next year... I think I will have early playing time if I picked them."

Unlike Duke, Stroman was very familiar with the coaching staff and campus from Virginia, but it was his parents that needed to get more familiar with the program.

"It was more mom and dad. They wanted to see everything that I've been telling them about. They haven't really been down there, they've been down there for me to do a camp, and that is about it. So they went to Scott Stadium, talked to the academic advisor, talked to some coaches, talked to Coach Chip West and took a tour of the campus."

"I like that Virginia is close to home and they're also on the rise. They have a good recruiting class."

With all his visits concluded, Stroman is looking forward to announcing his pledge.

" (I want to go) somewhere that I know I will get my degree, and I know people want to see me be successful, and where I can have fun playing football," he said.

"I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. It was fun for a while, and it started to get stressful a little bit. But people want to be in my shoes, so I am grateful."

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