Rome attends UNC practice

Norfolk (Va.) Granby dual-threat quarterback Bobby Rome decided a few weeks back that he would take a break from recruiting to spend more time on preparation for his senior season. However, this weekend the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder decided to make a trip to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' preseason practice.

"I got the letter in the mail the other day [about attending practice], and we just decided go ahead and drive to Carolina," explained Rome. "It was kind of a last minute thing. Nothing much [took place], just seeing the campus facilities, just trying to see how Carolina is like the intensity on the field and seeing what I might like about the school."

Despite the promising situation currently at quarterback for the class of 2005, the Tar Heels are still actively recruiting Rome and have planned a deadline to offer the three-star prospect, who has offers from some big-time programs such as Penn State, Virginia Tech and Maryland.

"I talked to the coaching staff," remarked Rome. "They didn't really talk about offering. We really didn't want to get into too much of that because I'm trying to concentrate on my season and they are trying to concentrate on theirs. But we both agreed that they would have to come up with a decision [whether to offer] on September 10th."

Presently, Rome doesn't claim any favorites, but admits he is looking closer at his offering schools. However, his focus for the next month or so is back on his senior season.

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