Romeus is a big tight end prospect

Teams are always looking for a tight end that has the size to seal the edge while also creating mismatches in coverage and Fresno City TE John Romeus (6-6, 290) fits that mold perfectly. He updated recently on what led him from the Sunshine State to northern California and what schools have made it known they have their collective eyes on him this fall.

"I signed with Florida out of high school, but since I didn't qualify I decided to come out here," Romeus told recently. "It was strange coming out here, but I'm comfortable here and happy with things."

Romeus redshirted his freshman season in 2006 and had a solid freshman season in 2007, posting 30 receptions for 493 yards and six touchdowns and he's followed that up nicely so far with 22 receptions for over 400 yards and seven more scores helping to lead his team to a 4-1 record.

"Honestly, I feel like I'm the best tight end in the country," Romeus said. "I feel like I can overpower anyone in coverage or while blocking and I think I can catch anything the quarterback throws my way."

On the recruiting front, the Gators along with several other schools have made it known they like what they've seen so far.

"It's pretty much the same schools I had looking at me in high school," Romeus said. "Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Clemson and a couple of other ones.

"There are also a couple of Pac 10 schools that have been out to our practices and I wouldn't mind staying out here if that happened, but right now I don't have any offers yet."

Romeus will have his two-year degree in May and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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