There are several Inland Empire quarterbacks that participated at this past Saturday’s Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Camp at the Rose Bowl. One of them was Upland’s Nate Romine 5’10.5 172 Class of 2013.
Romine, who was on varsity last year as a true freshman has been working with UCLA’s Quarterback Richard Brehaut / Los Osos 09 and Inland Empire quarterback Guru Coach Matt Bechtel. Coach Bechtel (Recently was named Colony High School’s Head Football Coach) Coach Bechtel previously coached Richard Brehaut since his freshman year at Los Osos High School.
Romine, who lists UCLA as one of his top five college choices, looked forward to last Saturday’s Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Camp at Pasadena.
“I’ve been working out with Coach Salter (Upland’s Head Coach) and Coach Bechtel every week since we got back from winter break. I have a busy off-season ahead with Camps like the Scout.Com Camp in Los Angeles, Oregon Nike Camp, Under Armour, Field Generals, and Elite 11 at CAL Berkeley.”
Romine who respects Brehaut hard work and ability since his freshman year is trying to follow his footsteps.
“I’ve watched his highlight tapes and game film since his freshman year. He is a dual-threat quarterback like I am, and I want to get the edge in any way I can. What better way is to watch a quarterback like Richard who didn’t pick up a football until his freshman year in high school and end up at a great university like UCLA. I remember watching Richard compete at The Super 7 last year on TV. I thought it was awesome.”
Upland’s assistant football coach and college recruiting coordinator Mike Esquivel had this to comment about Brehaut and Romine being similar and working out side by side.
“When they both step on the field its all business,” said Esquivel. “Richard worked very hard to get to where he is at. It’s like a mirror image when I see Nate working out with Richard during Coach Bechtel’s workouts on the weekends. Romine is very competitive. He attends EM Speed Training in Rancho Cucamonga and it has paid off. Nate looks up to Richard a lot. So I see why he likes competing against him on some challenges. It’s fun to watch.”
Romine who has a current 4.0 gpa at Upland High School plans to take some unofficial trips in the off season. They include Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Arizona and USC so far.
“I’ve heard its very important to visit the campus and gain all the knowledge of that university that you can. I don’t want to pick a university that I have never been there before and have any regrets. I’m very excited and ready to get the college recruiting process started.”