Webster Talks Cincinnati Pledge

Bearcat Insider caught up with defensive back Romelo Webster to discuss his recent pledge to Cincinnati.

Pulling players out of Florida has become a specialty for Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville and assistant Eddie Gran since their arrival in Clifton.

For Hallandale (Fla.) defensive back Romelo Webster the Bearcats provided an opportunity to put his recruitment behind him.

“I felt like I would fit well with their style of defense as I play corner and safety,” said Webster. “Also, talking with the coaching staff, I felt wanted there and that played a big part in my decision to go there.”

Like others before him out of the Sunshine State, Webster has no issues with leaving home.

“I was looking to get away from Florida just to get a different view of things,” he explained. “So leaving home wasn’t really a factor in my decision.”

The Bearcats offered more than just football when Webster looked at the big picture.

“One of the things Coach Gran expressed with me was academics and not just football,” he said. “They have an aviation engineering program and a sports administration program. I’m interested in both of those things as a career.”

With his decision Webster feels a sense of relief from the recruiting process.

“It feels good to say that I’m committed somewhere,” he said. “But my options are still open and I’m open to all visits and schools that are interested in me.”

As for what Webster brings to the field, he knows there is still work that must be done.

“My strengths are that I’m a ball hawk and I have good range,” he said. “As for what I need to work on, I would say tackling and coming up to support the run.”

As for other schools that might be looking to pull Webster from the Bearcats they include Pittsburgh and Toledo. But right now Webster stresses he’s concentrating on becoming a Bearcat.


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