Nexus 7 Gets Bootloader Unlocked; Rooted
Guys at RootzWiki have already managed to unlock Nexus 7′s bootloader and rooted the device as well. The process is fairly straightforward.
What more, they have also flashed ClockWorkMod recovery. You can follow the steps given here in order to unlock the bootloader and then root your Nexus 7. There are no compromises after the process is done. So go ahead and root it.