Romero switches to Virginia

Virginia picked up a commitment from in-state defensive end Daquan Romero. The 6-foot-0, 209-pounder made the switch from North Carolina to the Cavaliers after contacting Mike London earlier today.
"I made it today, I've been thinking about it for awhile," he said. "I talked to the coaching staff and the dean along with Coach London.
"He was jumping up and down. He didn't know what I was going to do, nobody did cause I didn't talk to anybody about it. Coach London talked to my mother and mentioned how excited he was to have me. He was proud of me and he talked about how things are going to change at the school, but you've got to give it time."
So, what made Romero make the switch?
"To me, I wasn't getting enough love from North Carolina," he said. "It hit me after I committed there, they weren't really showing any interest."
Romero went on about his choice.
"I just love the coaching staff," he said. "I love the support and the expectations they have for me as a person, a student and an athlete. I like the university and the football team. Everything is so right and they can relate to me so well."
The coaches were a big factor for Romero.
"It was every coach," he said. "I can say every coach on the coaching staff knew who I was or something about me, my son or something in school or football. They made that much of an effort to find out who I am.
"Coach London specifically is just a great person inside and out. Some of the players from Phoebus who played for him in Richmond knew him as a person and knowing him as a person, being from Bethel and the 757. I know it only takes one thing to be a bad person and he's a good guy."
Meanwhile, he's looking forward to the team he's joining.
"It's not really the team, I know a lot of players on the team and a few last year," he said. "I feel like they believe this year and the coaching staff is doing a good job reaching out to the players and making them believe and the players see it. They really do have a chance to win games and show out in front of everybody."
Of course, joining friend and teammate Caleb Taylor is a bonus as well.
"That's pretty big us being best friends, he was real happy for me."