Rome Eager to Show Skills

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Granby (Norfolk, VA) quarterback Bobby Rome is one of the most impressive prospects without a scholarship offer in the 2005 class. The 6-1, 210 pound signal caller possesses a “rocket for an arm” according to Granby Head Coach Dave Hudak.

Though he only times out at 4.8 in the 40, Rome is a legitimate dual-threat from the quarterback position.

“I’m a scrambler but I can also sit in the pocket,” Rome said. He’s earned all-Eastern district honors the past two seasons. “I make plays. I’m not quick to breakout of the pocket and run, but if the time comes for me to use my feet, I’ll make a play with my feet. I’m quick and if I get behind you, then I’m gone. I’m the kind of player that doesn’t test well, but when somebody’s chasing me on the field, they can’t catch me. A lot of schools have said that I look a lot faster on the field than what my times reflect.”

Rome hopes to change his offer-less status very soon. He plans on participating in several camps this summer. He has already been to camp at West Virginia and felt very good about his performance.

“I had a great camp at West Virginia,” Rome said. “The Head Coach and the Quarterbacks Coach said they loved me. They said I beat out every QB there and that I made some really good reads. They haven’t offered yet because they said they are in a waiting period to see what they will do.

“UNC said pretty much the same thing. The Head Coach said every time they talk about recruiting, the Quarterbacks Coach brings my name up. They are waiting to see about some of the kids they have already offered though. If one of their targets commits somewhere else, they said they would offer me. That’s really what all the schools recruiting me are telling me.”

Other camps Rome plans on attending include Virginia Tech, Richmond, and Penn State.

“July 10th I’m going to Virginia Tech, July 17th I’m going to Richmond, and I’m going to Penn State from the 20th thru the 23rd,” Rome said. “I’m ready to compete for an offer wherever I go.”

Rome feels he is in a solid position and looks forward to his summer schedule.

“The hold back with these Division I-A schools is that I wasn’t on the early offer list,” Rome said. “They are waiting on other guys to make decisions. I still think I’m in a good position because most of these schools are recruiting the same players. Of course I would like to have some offers right now but I do think I’m in a good spot. As for Division