Recruiting: Romine Getting A Feeling

Oensive lineman Matt Romine of Tulsa (Union), Okla., is the top offensive line prospect in Oklahoma. The 6-7, 280-pounder has been a starter for one of the top high school programs in the state since he was a sophomore, and his blocking power at offensive tackle last season was a key to the Redskins Class 6A state championship. He was also a key component to the Redskins run in basketball to the state championship game. Romine has it all size, strength, and athleticism.

That is why Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Alabama, Tulsa, Houston and Notre Dame have already offered him a scholarship. It is also why since ending basketball season he has been on the move checking out some of the schools chasing him.

"I'm just taking in the schools and the campus with unofficial visits," said Romine. "I'm seeing what they're like in traveling around and my hope is when I'm finished I can narrow my list down to a top five."

Romine and his parents have been to Oklahoma State where they visited on the day of a scrimmage. They have also visited Oklahoma, Arkansas, and last week he took in both Nebraska and Notre Dame as he attended the Blue and Gold game. He is also looking at attending the USC Rising Senior Camp.

He has been impressed with every school he has seen in one fashion or another. He said some the people have stood out, some the facilities, and all have their positives. Romine is looking at a lot of aspects, but the coaches are a key for him.

"The position coach is important to me in that I want to have a really good relationship with him," said the future college tackle. "It would also be good to have a head coach that I have a good relationship with. It's really important that I just feel comfortable with the school, just comfortable with where I am."

Alabama is the most recent school to offer and it will be interesting to find out probably early in the summer which schools make Romine's cut.

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