Romie Blaylock: Stands Firm

Cedar Hill wide receiver/cornerback Romie Blaylock is one of the pieces of the puzzle to a Cedar Hill football team that is undefeated so far this season. BearsIllustrated.com caught up with Blaylock to get the latest on his commitment and much more.

Romie Blaylock gave his verbal pledge to Coach Guy Morriss and the Baylor Bears months ago. His commitment to Baylor has not wavered.

"This is going to be one of the greatest years with us coming out our senior year. Me and Chris (Francis) are going to be roommates when we get down there. It is going to be a great thing because we are going to get to go somewhere, and it is not too far from home. Also, we are going to have someone that we already know down there coming with us. It is going to be like a home away from home because it is like family coming down."

Baylor coach Wesley McGriff is the man responsible for recruiting Blaylock, and has already made an impact on him.

"Coach McGriff is a straight-forward guy. He is real fun to be around. He lets you know how it is, and he is good to the kids. I see that when I go down there. He is just a great coach. I am pretty sure that when I get down there, he is going to be a great influence on my life."

The talented Cedar Hill High School athlete is also cousins with standout Baylor defensive back C.J. Wilson.

"C.J. is a great guy to be around. He is very athletic, he is a great kid in the classroom. He stays focused on the field, and if something goes wrong he will come back and capitalize on mistakes. He is pretty good, and I look up to him. He is one of the top cornerbacks in the NCAA."

For the past 5 weeks, Blaylock has been out with a hand injury, but is ready to get back onto the field.

"I think I will still play a little receiver, but I am going to be playing a lot more cornerback as well. I have been out for 5 weeks, and all I can do is just come back, work hard, and try to get my position back. We have had kids step up, and they are not just going to give their position back up without a fight. I just have to work hard on my routes. Today, I have had my first practice in 5 weeks, and I was looking pretty good."

Watching from the sidelines, the talented prep athlete could just watch as his team mounted an incredible come from behind victory against DeSoto.

"All I can say is that I never gave up and the team never gave up. We always kept the faith going. All you have to do is believe. At the beginning, it just should not have started like that."

With Blaylock getting back into the lineup, he still does not lose sight of the team's goal for the season.

"Our goal at the beginning of the season is a slogan called 'D-P-S'. It stands for District-Playoffs-State. We just have to take one step at a time. We want to go 5-0 at home, and to do that we have to win this next game, our homecoming game. Then we want to win the first playoff game, because in order to get to state, you have to win the first playoff game. And keep going, and state is our main goal right now."

Blaylock is solid in his commitment, and he discusses what he does most Saturday afternoons.

"I go to all of Baylor's home games. I haven't missed a home game yet."

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