Greg Stroman had an amazing career at Virginia Tech, and Gobbler Country was pumped to chat with the corner about the past, the present, and the future.
Gobbler Country: You had an incredible career at Virginia Tech. What was the transition like between the Beamer and Fuente era as a player?
Greg Stroman: The transition between Coach Beamer and Coach Fuente was as smooth as it could be. As players, we embraced the new culture while Coach Fuente kept a lot of the practices and traditions already ingrained in the program. He made us feel at home and that Tech was still the place for each player to be.
GC: What are some of your favorite memories at Virginia Tech, and who were some of your best friends on the team?
GS: There are so many to choose from but my favorite memory at VT was either winning the Coastal Division Championship in 2016 or scoring a touchdown while wearing Coach Beamer’s honorary #25 jersey. I was a part of a great group of guys on the team – my closest friends were Ricky Walker, Tim Settle, Henri Murphy and Andrew Matuapuaka.
GC: What did it mean to you to wear the #25 jersey? You seemed to pull out highlight worthy moments when you were #25, and we would love some insight behind this!
GS: Wearing the #25 meant the world to each player on the team. Everyone wanted to have a big play, making Coach Beamer proud, while honoring his legacy.
GC: What made you sign with Roc Nation?
GS: Going through the agent process, I really connected with Ari [Nissim] and loved the family atmosphere at Roc Nation. My cousin Melvin Ingram is also signed with Roc Nation and gave me a lot of insights – it was an easy decision.
GC: What would make a N.F.L. team want to sign Greg Stroman? Do you feel you are ready to cover the best in the N.F.L. every Sunday?
GS: I’m ready for the challenge to cover anyone in the league, no matter who it is. I’m a competitor and I’m going to give it my all and play to dominate every single snap. My play making and adaptability on special teams as well as on defense make me an asset for whatever team decides to sign me.
This is the first of a two part Q&A with Greg Stroman. Follow us on the tweeter @gobblercountry, and like us on facebook!