November 6, 2011
Bobcats Land Huge Commitment
Some schools in the state of Texas have built up a reputation for producing top quality talent at various position groups. In recent years college coaches have learned that if they want to find offensive line talent then they need to head to Cedar Park high school.
Five offensive linemen from Cedar Park high school in Cedar Park, TX have signed division one scholarships including Dominic Espinosa (Texas) and Spencer Drango (Baylor). The next Timberwolves linemen to do so will be offensive guard Felix Romero who committed to Texas State on Sunday.
"It's a growing program and I want to be apart of the class that really gets the program going, plus it's close to home," said Romero. "It's a blessing not having to pay for college and doing what I love to pay for it."
Romero said that he's been recruited by Texas State cornerbacks coach Jason Washington for years and he's developed a good relationship with the whole Texas State coaching staff.
"All the coaches are really awesome," said Romero. "Every time I went over there they were really nice. They showed me around the campus and I learned a lot. Coach Darnell is a great offensive line coach and I look forward to working with him. All the other coaches are really awesome and I look forward to being there for the next four years."
So coming from a program with a rich recent history, have his predecessors given him any advice?
"Oh yeah. I'm really close with [Spencer] Drango and Dom Espinosa," said Romero. "They told me to just take my time and make sure of where I want to go, and I evaluated all my options right now and Texas State is where I want to be."
The 6-3, 297lb Romero certainly took their advice to heart. This wasn't a rash decision made on a whim; he and his family took their time to make sure this was the right decision.
"It wasn't necessarily today that I wanted to commit, I wanted to do it last Monday but I wanted to talk to the people that have influenced me like my parents and my personal trainer," said Romero. "I knew I was going to commit at the end of the week, but I wanted to talk to all my mentors first."
With the state playoffs coming up that was another motivating factor for Romero to make his decision. He indicated that he's ready to put this recruiting process behind him so he can focus on the playoffs and getting to enjoy his senior year of high school.
"I might go to San Marcos for their next home came in a couple weeks, but I want to settle down," said Romero. "I don't want to overlook high school. I still have goals I want to achieve at the high school level and I just really want to focus on that. I committed today because I didn't want to be distracted by it and I wanted to focus on high school."
Romero spent the day Sunday after calling Coach Washington to commit celebrating with his parents. His Cedar Park team takes on Austin (TX) LBJ in the first round of the playoffs this Thursday night.
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