Broad Run WR Romello Miner (Hudl Photo)
recruitNoVA Fab 30: Romello Miner WR #25
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
It is the rare football player who stands out equally well on both sides of the ball. Over the past years, several have made their mark as offensive and defensive standouts – most notably Eugene Asante and Taylor Morin of Westfield, and South Lakes’ Spencer Alston.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around Northern Virginia. Continuing our countdown at number 25 is Broad Run High School wide receiver Romello Miner.
#25 Romello Miner (2020 WR 6-2 186) – Broad Run High School
Yet as the Broad Run Spartans aim to avenge last year’s painful home playoff loss to Stone Bridge, they will be looking closely at their star wide receiver and cornerback to help them to get over the hump and into the state semifinals. In Romy Miner, they have that player.
Miner, who transferred into the Ashburn school from the Bullis School in Maryland (same school which produced new Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins, Jr.), made an immediate impact on the Spartans. At wide receiver he shared first-team all-Potomac District and Region 5C honors with Tai Felton of Stone Bridge and Tyler Savage from John Champe. Miner, whose full first name is Romello, also snatched up second-team All-District honors at cornerback.
Look for more this year. Miner has filled out, carrying 186 pounds on his six-foot-one frame, yet his 4.54 40-yard speed should not be affected, allowing for his speed game to take over as he catches passes, either from Mitch Griffis, his quarterback with the Spartans, or another opposing quarterback. In Miner’s perfect world, he will catch a pass from most of the QB’s in Loudoun County.
Last year, the senior picked off three balls, but his strength was in his ability to get in the way of oncoming passes, as noted by his 13 breakups, which tied a Broad Run team record. Offensively, Miner led the Spartans with 54 receptions, which totaled 619 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns.
His contributions helped both ways as Broad Run ran off to an 11-2 record, with the defense allowing only ten points per game. However, the season came to an abrupt and shocking end as Stone Bridge toppled the Spartans 35-6 in an all-Ashburn region final.
To date, Central Michigan and Fordham have been the leading two suitors for Miner, but with the loss of Tim Baldwin, who transferred, Miner should be the focal point of Griffis’ receiving corps, with big numbers to follow. The Spartans open play at home on August 29 against Tuscarora.
– Jim McGrath