Dual threat QB Anthony Romphf committed to FAU on Tuesday, less than a week after the Owls added Miami-Killian running back Frank Gore Jr.
— Ant🤙🏾 (@ARomphf15) June 11, 2019
The 6-foot, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback from Southfield, Michigan visited FAU last week, giving Lane Kiffin and the Owls a first-hand look at his talents during the Owls’ Adidas camp on Thursday. He intends to sign in December and enroll at FAU in January.
What did FAU coaches tell Romphf they like about him?
“I’m able to extend plays, especially on third down situations,” Romphf said. “I have a cannon for an arm. I can make any throw in the playbook. And I play with that swagger.”
Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan St. all had reportedly offered Romphf. Some however, looked as his 4.5 40 time and saw a player who would line up at a different position in college.
Romphf, however, wanted to play quarterback.
“That’s my first love,” Romphf said.
FAU’s quarterback situation remains in a state of flux after the Owls suspended incumbent Chris Robison following a night of drinking and marijuana use that culminated in an allegation of sexual battery, later withdrawn.
No charges were filed but Robison remains suspended while the incident is under investigation by Students Affairs.
In May former Florida St. quarterback Diondre Francois announced his intention to transfer to FAU, but sources within FAU continue to insist he will not be playing for the Owls.
With Robison sidelined for the spring, Indiana transfer Nick Tronti and JUCO transfer Justin Agner, formerly of Kent St., split quarterback duties.
Redshirt freshman Cordel Littlejohn remains a project and signee Javion Posey is expected on campus in a couple of weeks.