Aromire: Safety or Cornerback?

Adeboye Aromire

Virginia Tech's latest commitment came from Adeboye Aromire of Woodson High (Washington, D.C.), but where will he play for the Hokies? Is he a cornerback, or a safety? Well, Woodson coach Greg Fuller talked with VTInsider to give his thoughts on which position Aromire is better suited to play, and why. Check inside to see what Fuller had to say.

In the defensive system Woodson High (Washington, D.C.) coach Greg Fuller implements, Adeboye Aromire is a hard-hitting, aggressive strong safety.

He can hit and can tackle, but his cornerback skills need to be refined, Fuller said. Aromire was Virginia Tech's latest commitment, making his decision Friday, but whether he plays cornerback or safety for the Hokies remains to be seen.

"In my opinion right now, from what I've been evaluation, he's more of a safety," Fuller said. "He's still got to fine tune his cover skills if they're going to use him at the corner. But more so, he's better at safety."

Woodson plays a 4-4 scheme, which puts pressure on Aromire to play sideline-to-sideline, and to be a sure tackle.

At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Aromire has the room to grow to play safety in college. But Fuller said Aromire's hips are loose, which is why he thinks he could develop into a cornerback for the Hokies.

"He has really speed, and he's a very strong hitter," Fuller said. "He hits very well. He has very good quickness to the ball. Right now we have him playing safety, and last year we had him playing strong safety for us. He did a very good job for us. He will be all over the field with his speed."

Fuller said Aromire is also a physical player who enjoys coming up to the line of scrimmage to make a big hit.

"He's a very good tackler," Fuller said. "He's a good kid, comes from a solid home, very respectful, very responsible, disciplined, (has) manners. It's all of the above. All the things you want in a young athlete."

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