Valdosta's Rome one to watch in future

Its fair to say that Valdosta wide receiver Jay Rome is one to watch in the class of 2011.

Jay Rome is football and basketball player at Valdosta High School. We don't talk about a lot of kids from the 2011 class but when you are a 6'6, 227lb monster you tend to get some attention.

Oh by the way Jay just turned 15 which he says is a question he gets asked all the time. "I get asked that question all the time but I'm in the grade I'm supposed to be in."

Jay spent most of his time watching and learning the system last year as a freshman but is looking to take on a bigger role in the 2008 season.

"My coach told me we were going to use a lot of split out with no tight end, so I think I will split my time as a wide out and at tight end. My blocking skills are solid but they want to be able to get me the ball a little more and splitting me out will help them to do that."

College coaches are restricted to only sending mail to ninth and tenth graders and no verbal contact, but Free is still hearing from a lot of schools.

"I've been getting letters from Clemson, UGA, LSU, Florida, Georgia Tech, Alabama and UCLA. I also hear from Georgia basketball a lot."

When asked if he sees himself as a wide receiver or tight end at the collegiate level Free thought it was most likely he would end up at wide receiver.

Free has grown up a Georgia/Clemson fan in his youth.

"I've always pulled for Georgia because I'm a Georgia kid and grew up here. I also like Clemson because my dad played there and I just like the school," he said.

Free doesn't have any football camps planned this summer but Dawg Post will stay in touch with this stellar athlete as the months go on.


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