Tucson DL Holds Two Offers

<b>John Romero Jr.</b> already holds offers from Arizona and Arizona State. Michigan came by Salpointe Catholic today to check on him, and you can expect many other schools to get in the mix. Romero Jr. was a first team all-state and second team all-region selection as a junior.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 285
40 time: 4.9
Bench: 375
Squat: 520
Clean: 320
Vertical:'29
From: Tucson, Arizona
High School: Salpointe

Romero Jr. was unsure of his amount of tackles on the season, but knows he had two forced fumbles. He started at defensive end and also saw some spot-duty at offensive tackle. "I would prefer to stay at defensive end in college, but we'll see," says Romero Jr.

He was offered by Arizona State at their summer camp this past year and received one from the hometown Wildcats soon after. "ASU offered me on the spot and Arizona probably offered me around October."

Michigan is very interested as coach Ron English stopped by on Wednesday. "He just told me that they would like to recruit me and he grabbed some film."

The Wolverines could be a major player for his services. "They have been my favorite team growing up. I have always wanted to go there."

Still, the home-state schools are also very appealing. "Arizona is close to home and I really like the program. They are starting to come around.

"I like everything about Arizona State. The facilities and the program are just great. My parents would also like me to stay close to home so they can watch me play."

Cal rounds out his top four. Romero Jr. told Scout.com after the game against Sunnyside this past season that Colorado and Nebraska, along with Michigan were his favorites. The Buffs and Huskers are still schools he is interested in. "I like the same things about both of those schools. They are schools I have watched growing up. I like the area where they are and need to get some more info on them."

He might be attending Arizona's Junior Day at the end of this month, and is awaiting info on Arizona State's.

Coach Dennis Bene at Salpointe agrees that Romero Jr. is something special. "He is a big-time recruit. He played his best football towards the end of last year and really came on the last month of the season. He really came into his own. The game just comes naturally to him. I think he'll end up as a defensive tackle in college."

The Tucson star lists speed and strength as his main two attributes. He carries a 3.0 core GPA and will take his SAT in March. Romero Jr. would like to major in Sports Medicine.


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