Rome falls to Heels

Bobby Rome is a terrific athlete who plays quarterback at the high school level. With a strong arm and great athleticism in the open field, many schools were looking at the Norfolk (Va.) Granby athlete to play a variety of positions. Today, he made a commitment to one of those schools.

"Yeah, I committed to UNC," says the 6-foot-1, 205 pounder who says he was being recruited as an athlete by the Tar Heels. "The coaching staff, from the first time I was down there everything was great. From my eleventh grade year when I met Coach Tranquill and Coach Browning, it felt like home down there.

"I always loved UNC, my favorite athlete went there (Ronald Curry), so I was a Tar Heel fan from day one. It was like a dream that I had."

Rome said his other dream is to play quarterback, but he knows that if he gets the ball in his hands, he could be a happy man. Penn State had a similar idea when they offered him after their camp to play a role similar to current quarterback Michael Robinson to just get him to play in space.

"I would prefer to play quarterback, but they can use me somewhere where I can get the ball in my hands. They think I am too good of an athlete to just stay on the sideline."

Granby is 1-0 on the season with a 23-6 victory over Bethel. Rome had 142 yards rushing on 17 carries and two rushing touchdowns.

Rome commits to North Carolina over offers from Penn State, Kent State, and Delaware along with interest from Clemson, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

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