Jalen Stroman Commits to the Hokies

Virginia Tech added an in-state safety to its 2021 recruiting class.

Virginia Tech football continued its family tradition. Jalen Stroman celebrated his birthday by committing to the Hokies over Virginia and Duke.

"Jalen's football IQ is off the charts," said Patriot HS head coach Sean Finnerty.

"There's nothing you can give him, and it be too much for him. He can handle anything you throw at him. He studies. He's one of the people where you can tell him anything and he'll make sure he gets it done. You know you've got something special when your best player is also your hardest worker."

Read Sam Jessee's profile of Stroman to familiarize yourself with the younger Stroman.



"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller



FINALLY! Some really good news! I was really hoping we would pick up the younger Stro.

Love this get!

Awesome, great news!

Nice to get some good recruiting news!

Yes! Love the burnout with colors!

β€œI'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

I laughed at that because it is super cheesy to me, but in a really fun way.

If he's anywhere near as good as his older brother, that's 1 receiver per snap who's completely irrelevant to the outcome of the play.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Nice, we beat da hoos and dookies out for a recruiticorn, sigh...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

Do you ever have anything positive to say? We got a solid S prospect who's older brother was a star here. Come on man.

No. This user does not. And, in my opinion, it's getting old.

I wish I had one of those -200 buttons. This is the worst kind of reaction.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

You don't need one. He's gone UVA plaid without any mod help.

Yeah we let the community moderate this one

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Always the preferred method.

Yeah, but if this was Jalen Stroman Commitment Discussion Thread X, I would have nuked it immediately

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I mean we all wanted Stroman, but is 10 threads really necessary for a recruit?

...and I hope he comes out and says Dook and LOKUVA aren't in the same league academically.

Did we "smart dog@ them?

We put the K in Kwality

The irony of this is you'd be bitching if he chose Dook or UVA over us. We can't win for losing...or...lose for winning...or win for winning or whatever

Fam is fam!

I keep it pretty real with how I feel about recruits, and this guy is a stud

Yippee! This makes me excited!

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Username checks out

Wanted to leg this post, but it was already at +25, so I just couldn't do it. So here's a leg (or two) for you...

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Don't be afraid to let past +25, that's only reserved for the Superstition posts.

But please don't ever hesitate to put out Anne Hathaway's gams out there... She could wrap those things around you twice.

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2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I knew you would :-D If you didn't, HokieEnginerd and I would be concerned.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Happy Birthday to Jalen and great news for Hokie Nation. Win win.

All the Ja(y)lens!!!

We put the K in Kwality

This is excellent news.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Does his play remind you of anybody French? To me, he's got a little Terrell in him with how he can play near the line, play deep, and move up to cover in the box.

I know you asked French, but I'll answer. To me, he looks like a mix of DeAngelo Hall and Brandon Flowers, with a little bit of Deion Sanders and Champ Bailey mixed in.

Reminds me of Stroman.

We put the K in Kwality

This is awesome! Not unexpected news, but very exciting. I really like him as a player and look forward watching him in Maroon and Orange. I hope he decides to keep the dreads... That's a real nice look on a safety.

Congrats to us and to Jalen.
A great start to the weekend!


Really like this, so happy to get GS's brother. It was amazing how much Greg developed over his VT career. Hoping for the same for Jalen. That final catch in the commitment video was something else.

I remember when Stro first started and I think we were all like "wtf are you doing?" and watching him grow into a NFL draft pick was awesome.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

I remember the first time he signaled for a fair catch on a punt return and I shed a single happy tear

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I'm a sucker for some American muscle. I loved his commitment video!!

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

Let's GO Stro!!

Huge get. I have been following this one for a while. As you know the apple doesn't fall far from the tree (Fullers, Edmunds, Adibis, Lewis, even the Vicks....). I think we are going to see some more Matt Johns kind of hits out of this Hokie. Mr. Stroman welcome aboard look forward to seeing you play in Lane Stadium.


How does he fare as a punt returner?

I love the swag, our defense needs more of it! Lil Sherman with the dreds!

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