"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."