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On Friday night, four-star cornerback Kendall Randolph suffered an upper extremity injury that will keep him sidelined for the next two weeks. Randolph injured his back and shoulder and he said it could have been worse.
"I went up for an interception and came down on my head and neck," stated Randolph. "I got a fractured vertebrae. They said I can come back when I get cleared by a physician which will be at least two weeks."
Before the injury Randolph was taking it slow on the recruiting front. He was paying more attention to his senior year than a top five or official visits.
Randolph said, " I haven't set up any visits yet. Honestly, I've stayed off of recruiting and have been focused on my team and school. I've been in contact with a couple of coaches that have called me, but I haven't been worrying about it."
One of his teammates is committed to the Cardinals and a former teammate on the defensive side of the ball signed Louisville a year ago. The Cards are making a strong push according to Randolph. Although he has a connection to the 'Ville, it doesn't mean they have a leg up on the other schools coming after him.
"It's good that they will be there, but they really haven't been the deciding factor," remarked Randolph. "Because at the end of the day I have to do what's best for me."
The sticky cover man had a chance to watch the Florida-Miami game. He said, "They are coming in trying to make a statement with how everything has been going on in the previous years. They are on the come up and are coming back."
Randolph said he likes the recruiting class that the 'Canes have put together and he has been in touch with UM commit Nigel Bethel.
The Cardinal offer a great education for Randolph and he is interested the program because they have fielded a top defense as well.
He plans to take official visits to Louisville, Miami, and Stanford. Randolph isn't sure where he will go on the other two trips. The Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln standout does not have a timeframe for his decision.