Royal is entering his first year as the starter at St. Augustine High but is already on the recruiting radar of several programs.
As a prospect: Royal played behind all-state quarterback Kyle West as a junior last season. West led them to the state semi-finals, where they lost to eventual state champion, Tampa Jefferson. Royal will take over as the starter this season and he's been impressive at various events/workouts in recent weeks. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, he has the size, arm strength, and understanding of the game to turn into a very good quarterback for the Yellow Jackets. He should pick right up where West left off and brings even more to the table, as a prospect. Royal should get some Division 1 looks over the next few months.