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Rome considers an announcement

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Valdosta (Ga.) tight end Jay Rome admits that he is feeling the urge to commit at times. But for now, he is fighting that urge.
"I am really close to a decision right now," Rome said. "I think I might take one or two more official visits. As of right now I think I am pretty close, I am very close."
With numerous prospects announcing their decision during Wednesday's Under Armour All-American Game, could the four-star tight end from the Peach State follow suit.
"I thought about it while I have been here and I prayed about it a couple of times," Rome said. "I might but more than likely I won't."
If he was to decide at this time, it is pretty clear what school he would opt for. The Rivals100 prospect talked about his leader.
"Georgia," Rome said when asked if he had a leader. "I know some of the players there and I get along with them good. Athens is a great place. It is in the home state."
Rome has taken an official visit to Georgia, back in early December, and came away impressed. He was joined by his parents on the trip.
"It was a great trip," Rome said. "I went up with my mom and my dad, we had a great time. It wasn't my dad's first time there because he actually got to play there before but it was my mom's first time getting up there and seeing all of the recruiting sides and academics. So we had a good time."
At this time, he may take two officials in January, to Tennessee and Alabama. The Alabama visit is scheduled for Jan. 7th while Tennessee is to be determined. One school that is noticeably absent from his list is Clemson, where his father Stan Rome was a two-sport star. When asked if the Tigers remain in the picture, Rome was up-front about the situation.
"Kind of," Rome said. "But I don't think so."
"As time was going on they were falling out of favor with me week-by-week," Rome added.
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