National Signing Day 2011: DE Daquan Romero signed with Virginia

Daquan Romero | Defensive End | Phoebus HS (Hampton, Va.)
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Status: SIGNED. This isn't so much news as it is posted for completeness' sake. Daquan Romero is a January enrollee and therefore technically counts as a Class of 2010 recruit.

6'0" / 209 lbs / 4.7 [ESPN] [Rivals]

Rankings:
- ESPN:  3* / 77 Rating / #99 DE
- Rivals: 3* / 5.6 Rating / #18 State
- Scout: 3* / #95 DE
- _247: 3* / 87 Rating

Other Offers: Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia

Notes:  Romero had originally committed to North Carolina, primarily, he says, because he "wasn't getting enough love from North Carolina." Compare this to Coach London's response when Romero switched - according to Romero, "He was jumping up and down." Romero is from Hampton, Va. so you know he's athletic and tough. He keeps solid pad level and does not stay locked up for too long. He's explosive from the two-point stance, but needs to work on his explosiveness from the three. He is back-to-back district defensive player of the year.

Quotables:

""I'm going to try to come in and play as a true freshman, and by my sophomore year I want us to win the ACC championship. The coaches definitely want me to play as a true freshman. They're just telling me to come in with the right mentality and ready to play hard."

 

Video highlights follow the jump.

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