Norfolk (Va.) Granby quarterback Bobby Rome currently is sitting on a trio of offers from the likes of Penn State, Kent State, and James Madison, but he’s hoping a strong performance at summer camps can draw the attention of the in-state powers.
The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Rome has been a first team all-district selection the last two seasons as well as an honorable mention all-region and all-Tidewater pick.
“I got back from Penn State’s camp where I ran my best 40 time yet, a 4.52,” admitted Rome. “I’m camping at Virginia Tech July 10 and I’m hoping to receive an offer from the following the camp. Coach Beamer thinks I could be a good fit for their system down there.”
Besides the Hokies, Rome claims that North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Syracuse, and Clemson are recruiting him the hardest at this point. Does he have any favorite schools at this point?
“Just the one’s that have offered,” explained Rome. “That could change a lot though once more offers begin to arrive.”
While Rome maintains that all school’s are looking for him to play quarterback at the next level, the idea of being an offensive weapon similar to former Virginia prospect and current Nittany Lion Michael Robinson.
“Penn State really likes me for what they call their ‘slash’ position,” said Rome. “The slash athlete plays a little bit of everything from quarterback, to running back, and wide receiver.”
Rome is not looking to make a decision until sometime late in or after the season. He plans to take all five official visits before deciding.