Rome: 'I'm Ready To Go'

Bobby Rome, a 6-1 205-pound athlete from Granby High School in Norfolk, Va., signed his letter of intent to play football at North Carolina today at a ceremony at his school.

The high school quarterback, who hopes to be able to play that position at UNC -- but said he will just be content with the ball in his hands -- was excited to be able to confirm for good that he is a Tar Heel.

"It was great the way it all happened today," he said. "The school did a great job bringing people and bringing in the band to play some really good songs, and I had a great time.

"I'm really looking forward to heading to Carolina and seeing how it all goes. It is a lot of stress off of me."

Rome, who is also a notable athlete on the hardwood, could project to a number of positions in college, including quarterback. North Carolina head coach John Bunting has gone so far as to compare him to graduating UNC signal caller Darian Durant.

The major deciding points for him when picking UNC combined one of those positions, the school environment and the coaching staff.

"The first thing that stood out to me was the people there," Rome said. "I just felt comfortable with them from the time that I got there. I really liked the coaching staff and there will be a chance for me to play my position, which I would like to do."

Summer school is in the future for Rome, who plans to enroll in the first session June 23.

"I definitely plan to get down there for summer school and get everything started," he said. "I'll be down there on the 23rd ready to go."

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