Senior DB Kendall Randolph of Tallahassee thought his days of involvement with USC were over last month when the Gamecocks turned their attention to another cornerback, Chris Lammons. But Lammons committed to Florida and the Gamecocks have reopened the lines of communication with Randolph. He heard from recruiter Kirk Botkin last week via a text message. “From what I know, they are still interested,” Randolph said. “Coach Botkin was checking in on my season. I’m focusing on school and my team right now and will do recruiting after the season.” Randolph has not been to any games yet but will go to nearby Florida State for some, and he will go to the LSU-Alabama game. He also wants to get to Louisville and Miami. As for USC, Randolph said he remains interested. “I haven’t really moved on,” he said. “But I haven’t really evaluated where I’m at with the schools.” Randolph said he’s hearing a good bit from Stanford, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina. They have also offered along with South Florida, Florida State, Auburn and Georgia. Randolph had 7 interceptions last season and has one so far this season.
WR Josh Malone of Gallatin, TN has now scheduled three official visits. He’s got Georgia September 27th, Tennessee October 4th and Florida State October 11th. He also plans to set an official visit with Clemson. For his fifth visit he’s looking at Louisville, Florida and Vanderbilt.
Sophomore RB Antonio Williams of New London, NC committed today to North Carolina. Clemson also had offered him early.
In recent weeks senior DB Marlon Humphrey of Hoover, AL had included USC among his favorites and had said he would take an official visit with the Gamecocks. But Sunday night Humphrey said he’s no longer considering USC. “No comment,” Humphrey replied when asked why he quick change in the Gamecocks’ standing with him. Alabama, Florida State and Mississippi State are the other programs Humphrey has listed in his top group. He has set an official visit with Florida State for November 1st. Humphrey, the son of former Alabama star running back Bobby Humphrey, has not stated a preference but most observers peg him for the Crimson Tide.
Clemson last week offered junior TE Jackson Harris (6-5 240) of Columbia, TN joining Florida State, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Georgia Tech and Kentucky on his offer list. “My interest in Clemson is big,” said Harris who is being recruited by Robbie Caldwell. “I don’t know too much about them right now. Coach Caldwell said he likes my style play in being a good, solid blocker. He was telling me about their plans at tight end and what they have now.” Harris has been to Vanderbilt for a game and wants to get to games at all of the offering schools. He doesn’t have a favorite and wants to make his decision next summer. Last season Harris estimated he had between 20-25 catches with 2 for touchdowns.
Junior PG Jawun Evans of Dallas, TX, formerly of Greenville, has set an official visit to Baylor this weekend.