The Wake Forest coaching staff has been trying to keep more and more players in state while keeping them away from North Carolina, NC State and Duke. They succeeded when it comes to one of the top tight ends in the area.
"Ted committed to Wake Forest yesterday," said Christina, the sister of 6-foot-4, 244-pounder Ted Randolph. "I know he really liked the coaches there and wanted to make a decision before his senior year started so everyone is excited about it."
Randolph, who chose the Demon Deacons over offers from Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina and others, caught 10 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns as a junior. He is excellent at both blocking and receiving and had an outstanding Nike Camp in Charlottesville, Va. He could also play along the defensive line.
“I think my strength is that I have good footwork,” he said earlier. “I’d also like to think that I have good hands.”
Randolph runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds and bench presses 290 pounds. He squats 395 and has a 24-inch vertical. Academics played a key role in his decision.
"Ted will have to tell you why he committed to Wake," his sister said. "But I know that academics were important to everyone involved."