Eye On Recruiting: Taylor Romero

The Lobos are looking for big aggressive offensive lineman, one of those offered is Taylor Romero.

In the 11 years that I have reported on football recruiting, I've always heard the most physical and nasty offensive linemen come out of the Lone Star State. So it was no surprise that when I spoke with Manvel High School (Alvin TX) O-lineman Taylor Romero he said, "I'm not a very nice guy when I'm on the field."

Which was shocking as during camp I heard the 6-1 270 lb projected collegiate center talking and encouraging parents with young men at the Lobo football camp. "I'm a nice guy when I'm off the field but when I step on the field I'm a real…"

Taylor didn't work out for the Lobos, though they are the first school to offer him. "I'm actually on and official visit," said Romero. "Coach Hudson told me to just observe how he coaches."

Taylor plays offensive tackle for the Mavericks, but Romero told me that every college coach that he has talked to encouraged him to move to center for his college ball including Coach White who is the main recruiter of Romero.

Romero says he is being recruited hardest by New Mexico, Central Arkansas, Boise St., and Oregon St but has only received the one offer from the Lobos.

"I attended Oregon St. and UTEP's camp," said Romero. "I worked out there, but don't plan on attending any more camps." And not many more visits if any are in Romero's foreseeable future.

"I plan on an early committal before August and two a days start," says Romero. He also acknowledged that while being recruited has been fun but he is ready for it to be over. "I can't wait to have it in the books and know the school that is going to pay for me to get an education."

A well-spoken intelligent young man, with a good blocking base, that fires off the ball, and a mean streak to him. It is obvious why so many coaches are looking at Taylor Romero, and why a coach like Mike Locksley would want this man as his center.

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