Rivals250 linebacker Doug Randolph decommitted last night from Stanford. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder claims a top three and the likelihood that a decision is imminent.
"The decommitment was what was best for me and my family," he said. "I just stepped back and looked at everything. I decommitted last night. Stanford is absolutely in the mix still. The same things attract me about the school; they have great academics and a great football program. It's just a great place."
However, Randolph noted that two other schools are in consideration.
"I'd say Stanford, Virginia and Notre Dame really are the schools in the hunt, in the mix," he said. "I think I am planning to announce my decision soon, I'm pretty sure I'll be announcing it tomorrow."
Randolph stayed mum on exactly where he is considering with a decision coming so soon.
The four-star prospect did touch on his other options though.
"I like the same thing about Virginia and Notre Dame that I do about Stanford," he said. "They are all great schools and have great football. They have great head coaches and are rebuilding programs.
"Virginia is in my backyard and my parents could come to my home games, Notre Dame is farther, a flight away and Stanford even farther. Obviously I have to take location into consideration since I'm close with my family and my brother for what he's done for me, but I'm really looking at good academics and football. I'm not just looking at football, but somewhere that can prepare me for the rest of my life."
Randolph and Woodberry Forest open up the season tomorrow night against Benedictine.
Meanwhile, the No. 12 outside linebacker in the country just landed to the U.S. Army All-American Game.
"I'm very excited about that," he said. "My family was really proud of me. That was something I wanted and it was great to find out about it."