Three-star wide receiver Romond Deloatch has helped Hampton (Va.) Phoebus to the state semifinals. The 6-foot-4, 213-pounder is having a big year and starting to look at bit further at his recruitment.
"As a team we're doing well, we play North Stafford on Saturday in the state semifinals," he said. "Our team lost a lot of key players, but we've stepped up a whole lot. We're young, but we've kind of matured as a team."
Deloatch believes he's having his best year yet.
"I'm putting up numbers I haven't done before," he said. "In the past two games in the playoffs I'm averaging over 100-yards and I'm averaging about 80 to 85-yards per game this year.
"I'd say I've matured more now and I'm learning my position, learning how to play it well. I'm attacking the ball hard, blocking downfield and catching the ball at its highest point."
To date, Deloatch hasn't taken visits this season, but he noted plans to after the season in December and January.
At this point in time, the wide receiver prospect holds offers from Cincinnati, Temple, Marshall and East Carolina.
Deloatch added that he's hearing from others.
"North Carolina is still on me and Virginia is really coming on," he said. "I feel Virginia is going to offer me, but right now I'm just focused on my books. My grades are looking really good, coaches are waiting on my SATs."
Does anyone lead?
"I kind of want to keep it to myself, but I'd say I have about a top five. I am waiting to see what happens."
Meanwhile, Deloatch also announced he was named to the U.S. versus the World Game in February.
"It's a big honor and it's a big experience to play against players from around the world. I feel like it'll prepare me to get ready for college."