Romine Earns “Only the Best” Status
TULSA, OKLA (NOVEMBER 16, 2007) – Matt Romine of Tulsa has been named a 2007 U.S. Army All-American. He is the third athlete from the state of Oklahoma to be selected to the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl WEST Squad. Matt Romine, Austin Box (Enid) and Gerald Jones (Oklahoma City) join a group of extraordinary student-athletes selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 Noon (CST) and will feature the nation’s top 80 high school football athletes.
Since its inception, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been a key launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Matt Romine joins the likes of Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Brady Quinn, and Adrian Peterson who all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.
“We are excited to see this fine young man represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American,” said Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. “The U.S. Army recognizes the value of individual talents toward achieving team goals, and Matt Romine’s abilities and dedication make him a strong addition to the game.”
Matt Romine is a standout offensive lineman at Union High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and then ultimately selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The committee consists of Scout.com, Tom Lemming, and SportsLink. As a U.S. Army All-American, Matt Romine is eligible for the following honors: the U.S. Army High School Player of the Year Award, Walter Payton Trophy, AFL Ironman of the Year, U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Awards, and the Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard U.S. Army Awards.
“Matt Romine is certainly one of the most pinnacle offensive linemen in the country,” said Garrett Shea, Director of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. “His natural skills are just the beginning. Agile, mobile, and fluid best describe Romine’s athleticism. He intimidates his opponents with his power but it is Romine’s uncanny understanding of the game that makes him a true threat. Matt Romine is a tremendous all-around athlete and the Bowl is proud to have him join the U.S. Army All-American Class of 2007.”
As a U.S. Army All-American, Matt Romine will have the opportunity during Bowl week to participate in a series of Army leadership and teamwork sessions, NFL athlete seminars, study hall sessions, and goal setting and achieving workshops.
As part of being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, each athlete’s head coach is invited to travel to San Antonio compliments of the U.S. Army and attend the U.S. Army National Coaches Clinic presented by Prep Sports Online.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, alumni, coaches, awards, and other Bowl Week events please visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com
Romine is one of the most athletic offensive linemen in this year’s class. He has a great frame, long arms and good feet. He could play guard or tackle but he prefers tackle because he loves to play in space.