DB Prospect Romeo Pellum

The 5-11, 165-pound cornerback prospect from Gardena Serra, Romeo Pellum, has a personal connection to a Pac-10 school, but he's fairly wide open and looking for more recruiting attention...

Making the move from Gardena (Calif.) Serra to Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) High was a tough one for athlete Romeo Pellum (5-11, 165), but he's hoping that his first and only season at Santa Fe Springs will produce good results, including some college opportunities.

"I don't have any (scholarship) offers yet," Pellum said. "Because I moved, it's been a little slow on my highlight tape, but I'm sending it out and think that it will pick up."

So far, Pellum has heard from around 13 schools, one being Oregon, where his uncle Don Pellum coaches the linebackers.

"I've been to camp there the last two years, and it's probably my favorite school, especially growing up. Oregon has the advantage because my family is there, but I'm going to look at some other schools too," Pellum said. "My family is okay. with me going away. My mom prefers me to go out of state."

Pellum has camped at Oregon the past two summers, but said that this summer he expects to attend some in California as well.

To date, the majority of the interest in Pellum is coming from Utah, San Diego State and Fresno State, along with the Ducks, but he's hoping to hear from a local school.

"I like UCLA. If they started showing some interest in me, I'd definitely have interest in them," said Pellum.

Primarily a cornerback, Pellum also plays receiver and will do both punt and kick returning this fall. He sees himself in the secondary in college. He said, "I'm a cornerback and that's where I want to play at the next level. I'll also be able to return kicks and punts, but I for sure want to play corner." Making the transition to his new school, Pellum said that he understands why recruiting is slower than he initially expected. It's all fine with him, though, as he is in no rush to make his choice. "I want to take my time," he said. "I know it's going to go kind of slow. I think most of my offers will come in the middle of the season after I've had a few games to play. So I'm not going to hurry and rush into a commitment."

Pellum will be at the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles next month and will take the SAT on April 1st. He has a 2.6 GPA.


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