After an impressive outing the NIKE combine in Charlottesville several weeks ago, Norfolk (Va.) Granby quarterback Bobby Rome has picked up his first three scholarship offers.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound signal-caller may not possess the height that some of the other recruits in the region have, but Rome has a thick frame and excellent mechanics that have a lot of schools interested in the rising senior.
“I’m being recruited by Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, basically all of the ACC schools, and that includes all of the new ACC schools as well as South Carolina, Syracuse, and Penn State. I’ve got offers from Maryland, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. I don’t have any favorites right now, I’m just taking my time and looking at every school.”
What has schools beginning to throw offers Rome’s way?
“My accuracy and the strength of my arm. At the Penn State camp they tested me, and I threw the ball 70 yards in the air. I’ve got good scrambling ability too. I’d like to keep improving my accuracy, but really improve my speed. I’ve got game speed; I just can’t run a forty. I think I need someone to be chasing me.”
What’s Bobby looking for in a school?
“First off, I’m looking for academics. After that the team and the atmosphere is important. I’d like to be close enough to home so my parents can come see me play. It took about four hours to get up here, but that’s fine. Most of the ACC schools, that’s close enough for us.”
Bobby has a bit of an unusual situation that may delay what otherwise may be an early decision for him.
"I would probably like to commit early, but I got some film writer from California doing a documentary on me called ‘Signing Day’ that’s supposed to air on Fox or ESPN sometime down the road. I guess I might have to make them wait a little bit, we’ll see.”