Highland Regional (N.J.) Blackwood is not considered one of the top programs in South Jersey, but that does not mean that they are void of talent. Junior offensive lineman Ahmaad Randall is quickly becoming a hot name in recruiting, and has taken several visits during the fall.
"Everything is moving along well, although I haven't received any offers yet," said Randall, who is 6-foot-4 and 280-pounds. "I've gotten invited to games by UConn, Syracuse, Rutgers and Penn State. North Carolina is keeping in contact through hand written notes."
Randall did find the time to attend games at Rutgers, UConn and Penn State earlier this fall.
"They were all really nice," said Randall, who is receiving a majority of his early interest as an offensive tackle. "The teams made you feel at home."
Randall discussed the possibility of hitting the road to take a few more visits.
"Not as of right now, but Boston College is a good school that I wanna go up to see," said Randall. "I'm looking for a school with a good location, great academics and a coaching staff who cares."
Now that his junior season is complete, Randall looked back at what he accomplished.
"Personally I think I progressed as the games went on, but there's still work to do for senior year," said Randall. "As a team we went 1-9, but we're on the up and up, so I'm looking forward to next year."
Randall has set high goals for himself for next fall.
"I want to improve my speed, strength and footwork," said Randall. "Primarily I want to improve everything, because my goal is to be flawless."
During the off-season, Randall discussed how he will work on improving his game.
"I'm playing basketball to improve my endurance and footwork, and I'll be moderately lifting through the season," said Randall. "Once that's over, I'll be in the weight room every day."