Recruiting: Oklahoma OL has OU near the top

Union, Okla. offensive lineman Matt Romine profile.

Matt Romine, OL, 6'6, 275, 5.2, UNION, OKLAHOMA:

Matt Romine goes into his senior year regarded as the top offensive lineman in the state and one of the best in the country. Matt stepped in as a starter at the very good Union program as a sophomore at left tackle, and he has been entrenched in the line-up ever since.

"It has been a great experience for me," said Romine. "All that hard work is paying off. Starting as a sophomore was intimidating, especially that first game at Broken Arrow. That was a little nerve-racking. I was out-matched sometimes, but I always seemed to get the job done my sophomore year. It went alright. Then last year I tried to get better every game, because I had stuff to work on. By the middle and end of the season in playoff time, I was just dominating people. I plan to carry that on into this year."

Romine graded out between 85 and 90 percent every game. He can bench 290 pounds, squats 350 and he posted a 23-inch vertical jump. Romine stated in hoops as a sophomore and came off the bench this past year.

He went to the Texas A&M one-day camp last summer and he wanted to go to the Notre Dame Camp, but rolled an ankle and was unable to go. This summer Romine plans on going to the USC Rising Senior camp, but at this point that is it.

Romine has been offered by Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Notre Dame, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska."

"Right now I am open to any team," said Romine. "I am just waiting to see who is calling me, who is offering me and I am just trying to figure out who I like."

What about the Oklahoma Sooners?

"There are definitely up there," said Romine. "They are definitely at the top. My parents and I have always followed Oklahoma and we have gone to a bunch of games and stuff. They are definitely high. I don't have a leader yet. I am trying to see who is going to offer me and then I am going to go from there."

What are the important factors for Romine in making his decision?

"It is going to be important that I feel comfortable with my position coach, because I am going to spend a lot of time with him," said Romine. "It is important that I feel comfortable around the head coach a well. It is also important to me what kind of facilities that the program has. Outside of those things I really haven't thought about it."

Romine has already qualified.

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