August 25, 2011

Busy summer pays off for Romero

CEDAR PARK, Texas - With Louisiana Tech being so "Junior heavy" on the offensive line, there's no doubt that the o-line will be key for the Bulldogs in the 2012 recruiting class. One prospect who could help solidify the line for years to come is Felix Romero out of Cedar Park, Texas, just north of Austin.

At 6-3, 297 lbs., the 3-star rated lineman has the prototypical size for a guard to go along with strong hands and quick feet, but that didn't stop him this summer from improving his skills in any way possible.

"This summer I just stayed in the area and went to a lot of satellite camps," said Romero. "I went to camps for Rice, University of Houston, UTEP, and Baylor. When I wasn't doing that, I was mainly working with my coaches Monday through Friday. Then on Saturdays, me and my teammates signed up with a team trainer and worked out, just all sticking together. That was pretty much the definition of my summer. That's all I did."

His hard work has resulted in more looks from colleges, and he now boasts offers from Arizona, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, UTEP, and New Mexico. With the offers still rolling in, he is set on weighing all of his options before a commitment is made.

"My parents and I have really talked about waiting to see what you have at the end of the season whenever all the final judgments and evaluations are in," said Romero. "I'm going see what I have in the end and go from there."

His busy schedule will continue going into the fall with his strong focus on his senior season and his academics, but he still wants to find a date where he can make it for the first time to the Tech campus and possibly to a game.

"I definitely want to go check out one of their games, but due to the travel and my practices and games it'll be hard," said Romero. "I definitely will try to go though. I'll stay in touch with the coaches about me coming up. Right now there's no official date though."

And when asked what his thoughts were about the Bulldogs, he had plenty of positive things to say.

"I really like their proximity to home. They are relatively close compared to the other schools I'm talking to. I also love the coaches. I've had a good chance to get to know Coach [Mark] Tommerdahl a lot. [Louisiana Tech] just seems like a really good place to go to school and play football for."

Louisiana Tech appears to be in really good shape right now with Romero, and with a potential visit on the horizon, that could help seal the deal for the Bulldogs.

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