Always thought that when Toledo Whitmer’s Cavon Butler finally “bought in” that he would be one of the more dominant defensive lineman in his Class of 2019. Seeing him last week, that seems to be case. He will playing at Kentucky this fall.
Much can be said of teammate Romelle Grier ( Class of 2020), also a defensive lineman at Whitmer. Talked with him last week at a track meet. He throws the shot put and is averaging 45 feet. Looks good. Guessin 6’2 and 265. Needs to maintain his weight, for now.
On the defensive line: Really like his initial quickness. Good explosion. He recognizes and reacts to the ball. Gets off blocks. Gets to the quarterback.
Romelle needs to play every down. Has the tools, but he takes plays off. Needs to get into better condition. We talked about it. Toughness is there, but his shuts down at times. Needs to increase – stamina.
He had small tear and under went knee surgery, but is coming back stronger than before.
Romelle moved back from Texas at the end of his freshman year. Played as a sophomore. His advice to freshmen “Stay focused. Stay humble. Don’t let anybody stop what you want to do. ”
He believes that his strength on the field is attacking the football. Loves to pass rush. Loves to use his quickness to cause problems in the backfield. Also, agrees with me that he needs to improve stamina and to be more consistent.
Would like to work with elementary students. Plans are to study some area of elementary education.
BGSU seems to be showing a lot of interest. Also mentioned Youngstown State and UC as two more of his early favorites.
Like so many young players at the high school level and at the college level, as well, “buying in” is so important. Once Romelle does that he has the chance to be a very good football recruit. Summer football camps will be huge.
Talking with him last week, I like his chances to be a top DL recruit.