Arizona Lineman Wants to go to Michigan

With offers already in hand from the two in-state schools, lineman <b>John Romero</b> of Salpointe High School in Tuscon, Ariz., could easily stay at home during his college years. However, one school far from the Arizona sun has always been a favorite. <br>

Arizona and Arizona State have already thrown in their hats in the attempt to keep standout OL/DL John Romero, Jr. from heading out of state. However, one school in the mix has always had the eye of the Salpointe High standout. "I'm kind of leaning toward the in-state schools, but I grew up loving Michigan," Romero told GoBlueWolverine Magazine. "That's where I really want to go."

Romero said he hasn't received an offer from the Wolverines yet, but is getting a lot of interest. "Ron English came by my school last Dec.," he said. "I also get letters from them every day. I've never been to Michigan but they are one of the top public schools in the country and have a great football program." He said he is also interested in Colorado and Nebraska. Would he commit to Michigan if offered? "I'm not sure if I would right away," he said. "I do want to look around and check out other schools."

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman adds Cal, another top public school, as a favorite. "You can say those four schools are my favorites," he said. "I've never been to Michigan or Cal and I want to be able to check them out before I decide. I may decide this summer or I may wait until the end of my senior season, it really depends on how things work out (with offers)."

Romero's father, John, Sr., is an Arizona grad. and said that while he is letting his son make his choice, it would be nice to have him attend his alma-mater. "I'd like it if he chose Arizona, that way I could see all of his (home) games," Romero, Sr. said. "But this is his decision, and it's an exciting time for him."

Romero said he attended camps at both Arizona schools last year, as well as the Nike Camp at Texas A&M. He said he will again be at both in-state camps, along with another Nike Camp, though he isn't sure which one. He said he ran a 5.0 in the 40 at the A&M Nike, but has since dropped that to a 4.9. He reports a max bench-press of 385 and a max squat of 560, to go along with a vertical leap of 28-inches. He said he would like to major in sports management.

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