Stonewall Jackson QB Greg Stroman picks up Virginia offer

Stonewall Jackson junior quarterback Greg Stroman, a likely defensive back in college, picked up his second major scholarship offer when Virginia over the weekend extended an invitation for him to become a Cavalier.

Virginia and Virginia Tech are Stroman’s two major offers, along with Massachusetts, Campbell and Norfolk State.

“I think more [BCS schools] might come, but I think the pressure is off him now,” Stonewall Coach Mike Dougherty said of Stroman having multiple options at playing in a major program.

“I thought both of those guys should have offered awhile ago, but they do what they do for whatever reason. He’s as good as so many other guys getting offers all winter. Everybody’s hangup on him was his weight, but he went to Tech and ran a 4.39 in the 40. So I guess that kind of evaporated any concern.”

The 6-foot Stroman played basketball this past winter but did not run track in the spring. He has gained about 10 pounds, goosing his weight to 160. Last regular season he completed 120 of 196 passes for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns, with seven interceptions, and also ran 138 times for 761 yards and five TDs. He was the Virginia AAA Cedar Run District offensive player of the year and a first-team all-Northwest Region pick.

Earmarked by Tech and Virginia as a defensive back, Stroman also has skills to play quarterback or as a slot receiver or kick returner.

“He’s a great find, because you might end up using him in a different role,” Dougherty said.

Meantime, the big-time offers continue to roll in for sophomore defensive lineman Tim Settle, with UCLA, Florida and Clemson the latest.

“A lot of them don’t even go through me any more; they just go directly to him,” Dougherty said. “It’s kind of fun, but it’s crazy at the same time. The kid is 15 years old and major Division I BCS schools are just calling him up and offering him a scholarship.”

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