By Steve Patterson
Roy Roundtree, a junior wide receiver from Trotwood-Madison, had his first starting season for the Rams in 2006 and is looking to finish his high school career well in 2007. Transferring from Belmont, Roundtree started for Trotwood his junior season along with seven other transfers. Trotwood is becoming known as a way to get to the next level with varsity athletes earning 65 Division I college scholarships over the past 5 years.
Roundtree finished the year according to the Ram’s website with 7 touchdowns, and 851 yards on 48 catches, we asked him about his stats and his ability on the field. "For the season I had 43 catches and 912 yards." He told us. "Speed, pass catching, vision and my ability to move are my best attributes."
Against Troy when Trotwood won their sixth game of a season that would end up 8-4, Roundtree felt he had the best performance as a Ram. "The Troy game when I had 11 catches for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns really showed my ability." He reported.
A number of Trotwood-Madison players came over to Columbus from Dayton for the Nike Combine in the summer of 2006, Roundtree was one of those players. "I went to the Nike Combine in Columbus with my team and did really well. I really liked the campus and the coaches that I talked to." In fact, Ohio State is one of the main schools that he is focused on as recruiting season begins for the 2008 class. "I don’t have any scholarship offers yet but they are coming in. Ohio State and Michigan and Cincinnati is also showing interest."
Roundtree wants to wait until signing day in February to make a final decision but told us what he will be looking for in a college program as he is recruited this fall. "The way they run things around the school and how the college classes are is important to me."