With the Bearcat football class signed, sealed and delivered, the process of finding talent is still on. One area that can always help a football program is a strong walk-on system. Could Dane Romero take that route with the Bearcats?

As the Bearcat coaching staff was welcoming prospects for the Class of 2006, one player stood out from the crowd. He wasn't there for Junior night, and you could tell his interest were more intense.

Dane Romero is one of the top athletes in Southwest Ohio. While Dane had played running back and defensive back for Coach Larry Cox the previous two seasons, a move to quarterback helped West to a great season. While the move helped the team, some feel it hurt his recruiting.

Romero had seen early interest during the recruiting process but when the dust settled after signing day, Dane Romero was left looking for a school. With interest from some I-AA schools, none of them came through with a total package.

Dane has the talent to compete at the next level, now it's a matter of where he heads to play college football.

On Thursday night Dane was looking at the Bearcats program as a possible walk-on. While I'm sure Dane would prefer to be a scholarship player, he projects as a top walk-on prospect for the Bearcats.

Bearcat Insider will keep you posted on Dane and other players looking to call Cincinnati home.

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