Coloardo Rockies first-round pick Drew Romo has officially signed his first professional contract.

MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported the deal for Romo, a 2020 The Woodlands High School alum, Wednesday afternoon.

Romo, the star catcher for the Highlanders the past four years, was the No. 35 pick by the Rockies during the MLB Draft last month.

“Officially a Colorado Rockie!,” Romo tweeted Wednesday. “Thank you to the Rockies organziation, my family, and everyone who has helped make this possible. And most importantly, thank you God for this opportunity. The journey is just beginning.”

Romo signed for his slot value of $2,095,800 and was the final Rockies draft pick from this year to officially sign.

“My family and I, we had a really good feeling about the Rockies,” Romo said during a conference call with reporters last month. “We loved the organization, we did a lot of research, and we had a really good feeling about the Rockies.”

In February, Romo signed with LSU and he will bypass that commitment by going pro. He had verbally-committed with the Tigers right after his freshman year in high school.

“They’re the best program in the country — greatest coaches in the country, it’s the greatest program, best fan base,” Romo said last month. “It is a hard option to turn down, but I’m very thankful for everything they’ve done for me. All the coaches have been very kind towards me, and they’ve been great.”

Last month, Romo became the third ever first round pick for The Woodlands and head coach Ron Eastman. Pitcher Kyle Drabek was taken No. 18 overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006 and pitcher Jameson Taillon was the No. 2 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates behind Bryce Harper in the 2010 draft.

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