It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now.
When RJ Romeo returns to Wilton High School (CT) for his junior year in September, he’ll have plenty to write about in a “How did you spend your summer?” essay assignment.
Romeo, a faceoff midfielder for the Warriors, performed well at several showcases this summer, and made the all-star games at King of the Hill and MVP.
“All summer long, he did a tremendous job for us,” Prime Time director Nick Daniello said. “He is a difference-maker at the X.”
Then, last week, Romeo verbally committed to Providence College, a decision reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Romeo, a righty, apprenticed under FOGO Ted Ottens on Wilton’s 2013 Connecticut Class M state title team. You can watch his highlight reel here.
Now, here’s a Q&A with RJ on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
Providence’s great academic reputation.
Along with academics, the campus was beautiful and I felt most comfortable in the school’s environment.
Lastly, (Providence Head) Coach (Chris) Gabrielli and the Providence coaching staff made me more than eager to start my collegiate career there.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I visited Rutgers, High Point, and Sacred Heart and Fairfield. I considered Rutgers and High Point.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I believe my strengths at the X as well as a strong and quick clamp. I would describe my play as physical with high intensity.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I think I need to work on my footwork and my speed.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
Being the only lacrosse player in my family, my friends introduced me to the game and I first began in fifth grade. I still currently play football and previously played Hockey.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Prime Time Lacrosse and with Prime Time I participated in the NYLA Tournament, King of the Hill, MVP and Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational. I also played in the Moonlight Showcase.
Any final thoughts?
I’d first off like to thank Nick Daniello for guiding me through the recruiting process along with all the other PT coaches.
I would also like to send a big thanks Brendan Green and Ted Ottens for teaching me everything I know about faceoffs.
Lastly, I want to thank my family for supporting me throughout my lacrosse career.
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