Rome Does It All

Norfolk (Va.) Granby signal caller Bobby Rome took his official visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend.

"I had a great time hanging out with the coaches and players," he said. "My parents and I sat down with Coach [John] Bunting to talk about my possible role as a freshmen. They want to look at me some as a kick returner."

Rome had one opportunity to run back a kick (when the regular Granby returned was out with an injury) -- which he returned for a 90-yard touchdown.

"I had been begging coach to let me return kicks all year, Rome said. "He said ‘okay' but wanted me to run about 30 yards and take a knee but things just opened up."

Rome had a sterling senior season as he threw for 1800 yards (59% completion percentage), threw 26 TDs (with 4 INTs), rushed for 930 yards on 114 carries and 12 rushing TDs. He also runs track, posting a 10.7sec 100m time and a 21.9 sec 200 meter.

On his visit, Rome had the opportunity to spend some time with fellow Va. wide receiver Todd Nolen.

"Todd had a great time on his visit," Rome said. "I know his family really loved Carolina. I don't think Todd knows what he wants to do yet as far as his school choice."

Rome is still very much looking forward to coming to Carolina.

"I wish I could have graduated and enrolled at Carolina in January but we have block schedules in Virginia which means you take half the course one semester and the other half the final semester," he said.

Though not recruited for the position, Rome will be given a shot at the quarterback spot this fall.

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