OT Matt Romine is Taking His Time

Big offensive tackle Matt Romine of Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., was set to take in the Florida - Tennessee game this past weekend. However, he'll need to reschedule as other events kept him from making the trip. He spoke Monday with GoBlueWolverine.com and said he is in no hurry to end his recruiting.

One of the more exciting games over the weekend was the 21-20 Florida victory over Tennessee in Knoxville. Four-star offensive lineman Matt Romine of Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., was supposed to be in attendance, but will need to reschedule. "I'm sorry I missed that one," he said. "I had some things come up and I couldn't go. I'm positive that I'm going to reschedule the trip, possibly for the LSU game." The Volunteers host LSU on Nov. 4.

Another game Romine had his eye on was the Michigan - Notre Dame game in South Bend. The Wolverines pulled out a stunning 47-21 victory, to the amazement of Romine. "I was up there (South Bend) for the PSU game and (ND) took it to them," Romine said. "I really figured they would do the same thing to Michigan. I was really surprised at the outcome."

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Romine has been to the Notre Dame campus four times, and is set to make his official visit during the weekend of Oct. 21. The Fighting Irish will take on UCLA. "That is the only official visit I have set at this time," he said. "I'll reschedule the Tennessee trip, and I'll be going to Oklahoma. I have to decide on the other two between Miami, Michigan, Alabama, and Oklahoma State. I'm in no hurry to get things over with and have no set time when I want to decide."

Romine said he was in Michigan in July, and has spoken with Wolverines' offensive line coach Andy Moeller on several occasions. "Most of the schools, including Michigan, are recruiting me for left tackle, which is where I want to play," Romine said.

Union opened the 2006 season with one of the most brutal schedules in the country. They fell to Hoover, Ala., 34-7 on Sept. 1. Then they traveled to Jenks, where they lost a tough 9-6 contest on Sept. 8. Last week they fell 21-7 to Muskogee, another top Okla., team. This week only lets up slightly. "We play Enid at home," Romine said. "This year they have one of the top teams in the state. Our record looks bad but when you consider the level of competition we've played, it's not so bad."

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