ASU's Pac-10 foes Cal and UCLA, have already received visits from Carroll. The wide receiver visited the Bears on Nov. 22nd of last year and last weekend he tripped to UCLA.
"Randall has always liked Cal," said Peterson, "and he has a cousin that plays at UCLA and he knows a lot of players there."
"He still sees himself committed to USC," explained Peterson, "but he also wants to see what else is out there. He likes all the schools that are recruiting him, and they are all doing a great job recruiting him and giving him their sales pitch. For a young man to hear all that stuff…it makes his decision very hard."
Consequently, the timing of his verbal commitment, whether he firms it up with USC or de-commits in favor of one of his other suitors, could come later than some may have expected.
"He asked me the other day ‘do I have to sign in signing day?' that tells you right there how hard the decision will be for him."
Carroll tallied 564 yards receiving and four scores for the 8-3 Phantoms, and rushed for 543 yards, averaging 7.44 yards a carry, and scored two touchdowns. Cathedral lost in the first round of the playoffs.
The wide receiver played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and was nominated for the player of the year during those festivities. Carroll is considered to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, players in the nation, running a 10.5 in the 100-meters.