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Stonewall Jackson QB Greg Stroman lands first offer

Stonewall Jackson junior quarterback Greg Stroman, who threw and ran the Raiders to a 9-2 record last fall, on Thursday received his first scholarship offer, from the University of Massachusetts.

The Minutemen joined the Football Bowl Subdivision last season after playing in the Football Championship Subdivision. U-Mass., competing in the Mid-American Conference, finished 1-11 in its inaugural FBS season.

“I think it’s going to be one of many [offers], but I’m a little biased,” Stonewall Coach Mike Dougherty said. “He’s been getting a ton of positive feedback from any coach that comes in or any coach I’ve contacted.

“He’s the kind of kid that if you want to recruit him to be a quarterback and it doesn’t work out, there’s three other places he can play — DB, receiver, return kicks. It’s almost like recruiting [four] kids at once. You can’t lose if you recruit Greg. He’s going to help your team somewhere, somehow.”

The 6-foot, 160-pound Stroman, the sixth man on the Stonewall basketball team that plays at Mountain View on Thursday night in a Virginia AAA Northwest Region semifinal, last regular season completed 120 of 196 passes for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. He also ran 138 times for 761 yards and five scores in earning Cedar Run District offensive player of the year honors and first-team all-region distinction.

In posting its first winning season since 2004, Stonewall won its first nine games before losing the regular season finale to Woodbridge and then falling 31-30 to Colonial Forge in the first round of the Division 6 region playoffs on a blocked extra point with no time on the clock. Stroman had driven the Raiders 80 yards, throwing for a 4-yard touchdown on the last play of the game.

Stroman, a backup point guard Stonewall basketball Coach Marcus Lawrence considers a sixth starter, is averaging 5.7 points this season. He had five points and two assists in the second half of a 60-49 region quarterfinal win over Gar-Field on Tuesday.

If the Raiders win their semifinal, Stroman will have a conflict for Saturday, when he is supposed to attend junior day at North Carolina. He already attended a similar event at Duke.

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