Two a little ahead


Kendall Randolph, athlete from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla., has double-digit scholarship offers. Two schools have made an early impression.
"To my knowledge I have 11 or 12 offers right now," said Randolph. "I know I have offers from FSU, Auburn, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, USF, Miami. I would say FSU and Auburn are coming at me the hardest. Florida is coming at me hard even though I don't have an offer.

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"I don't have any favorites. Two schools a little ahead of the others are Auburn and FSU. This fall I want to visit South Carolina. I want to take another trip up to Georgia. I will visit Auburn and FSU as well."
Randolph was impressed with the academics when he visited the Plains.
"The main thing I like about Auburn is how much they care about education," he said. "The tutoring program they have really stood out to me the most. Even though they have a beautiful campus, facilities and beautiful indoor facilities I was more impressed with the academics. When they explained the mentor and tutoring program it really opened my eyes more than anything else."
The Seminoles have a similar feeling, but the closeness to home may end up playing a bigger role.
"I like FSU for pretty much the same reasons as Auburn," he said. "They have a really good education program. I think I can be a big benefit at both schools. I keep in touch with all the coaches from both staffs.
"I grew up a couple of blocks away from FSU. I grew up always watching them play. I have been a fan for a long time. I continue to stay in touch with the coaches."
An early decision is possible for the Sunshine State prospect if the right feeling comes his way.
"It won't be too early, but I could make an early decision," he said. "I want to take a couple more visits to some other campuses. I want to talk to my coaches and see what they think. Once I get a good feel I will commit."
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